Apis

Blessing: Apis is one of the kindest, most beneficient deities. He brings fruitfulness, earthly abundance, and healing to his votaries. He is also a powerful oracular god.

Epithets: The Ba of Ptah, the Ba of Osiris

Equated with: Ptah, Osiris, Serapis, Hapi, Epaphos, Dionysos,

Associations: bull, horns, solar disk, uraeus, lotus, ankh

Festivals: Forthcoming

Ways to honor: Show kindness and generosity towards others; devote time and resources to humanitarian and animal rights groups; cultivate a form of divination.

Ancient Texts:

Excerpt from Adversus Iulianum by Cyril of Alexandria

Excerpt from Concerning Images by Porphyry

Excerpt from De Iside et Osiride by Plutarch

Excerpt from Fabulae by Hyginus

Excerpt from On Animals by Aelian

Excerpt from Praeparatio Evangelica by Eusebius of Caesarea

Excerpt from Suda s.v. Apides

Excerpts from The Histories by Herodotus

Modern Texts:

Apis Acrostic by Melia Suez

Hymn to Apis I by Rebecca Buchanan

To Apis by Amanda Aremisia Forrester

Articles: Forthcoming

Links:

Wikipedia entry on Apis

Apis and Antinous on Aedicula Antinoi

TourEgypt story on sacred bulls

Apis

Mummified Bulls

TourEgypt story on the Serapeums

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