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Heh


Heh was a primordial Egyptian god, one of eight Egyptian deities composing the ogdoad in the Hermopolitan Theological System who represented chaos. His consort was Hehet. He is one of the four masculine deities who had heads of frogs representing their apparent self-creation. When paired with Hehet, the couple epitomized the concept of infinity. Anthropomorphized as a baboon he is depicted as greeting the rising sun. Also, frequently he is depicted as kneeling on a basket that symbolizes the hieroglyph of universality. He may carry the ankh symbol and hold palm rubs in each hand. A.G.H.


Sources:

Grimal, Pierre, Larousse World Mythology, Secaucus, New Jersey, Chartwell Books, 1965, p. 32
Jordan, Michael, Encyclopedia of Gods, New York, Facts On File, Inc. 1993, p. 99



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