Apis

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Apis
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Also: • Hapi‐ankh

The “living deceased one” or Osiris incarnate in the sacred white Bull. Apis was the bull‐god that, on reaching the age of twenty‐eight, the age when Osiris was killed by Typhon—was put to death with great ceremony. It was not the Bull that was worshipped but the Osiridian symbol; just as Christians kneel now before the Lamb, the symbol of Jesus Christ, in their churches (TG).