personification of the Nile in ancient
was particularly associated with the annual flooding of
the Nile, which was considered as a gift to the gods and
kings. He was believed to live in caves near the Nile cataracts
with his retinue of crocodile gods and frog goddesses (his
was portrayed as a plump man with pendulous female breasts,
with a beard, a large belly, and a crown of aquatic plants.
is also the name of one of the four Sons of Horus.
name of Hapi in hieroglyphs: