Am-heh

Am-heh's name

The ancient Egyptian God Am-heh was a terrifying god of the netherworld whose name translates as "the devourer of millions". He was depicted as a man with the head of a ferocious hunting dog. Am-Heh lived on a lake of fire, and only Atum was able to repel him.

He is sometimes seen as an aspect of Ammit, the personification of divine retribution, as she had his name as an epithet. He has also been linked to the baboon god Babi (or Baba) because of their common interest in human flesh. Am-heh was not worshipped, he was feared.

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