Hermes becomes an ibis in Egypt

“Typhon felt an urge to usurp the rule of Zeus and not one of the gods could withstand him as he attacked. In panic they fled to Aigyptos, all except Athena and Zeus, who alone were left. When they fled they had changed themselves in anticipation into animal forms …. Hermes an ibis” – Antoninus Liberalis, Metamorphoses 28

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