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Apep, or Apophis, is an ancient Egyptian deity embodying chaos. He is usually depicted as a giant serpent that devoured the hearts - and thus the souls- of the dead. In mythology, Apep and Ra have an eternal battle which represents the cycle of night and day.
In 48 BCE, the Medjay Bayek of Siwa experienced a drug-induced hallucination in which he fought and defeated Apep with a glowing bow and arrows aboard Ra's solar barge. A decade later, when Bayek seemingly visited the Duat as part of his mission to end the Curse of the Pharaohs, he found Apep's decaying skeleton.
- Apep's role as the Devourer is shared by a female monster named Ammit. She has the head of a crocodile, the front half of a lioness and the rear half of a hippopotamus. If the heart is heavier than Ma'at's feather on the scale, Ammit ate the heart. Once Ammit swallowed the heart, the soul was believed to become restless forever; this was called "to die a second time".