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Apophis the destroyer by GENZOMAN Apophis the destroyer by GENZOMAN
A old work, from 2007 or so I done this Ilustration based on two things, the Myth and the frightening menace over our planet.

ok, The myth! let´s wikiattack!

In Egyptian mythology, Apep (also spelled Apepi, and Aapep, or Apophis in Greek) was an evil demon, the deification of darkness and chaos (isfet in Egyptian), and thus opponent of light and Ma'at (order/truth), whose existence was believed from the Middle Kingdom onwards.

As the personification of all that was evil, Apep was seen as a giant snake, crocodile, serpent, or in later years, in a few cases, as a dragon, leading to titles such as Serpent from the Nile, and Evil lizard. Some elaborations even said that he stretched 16 yards in length and had a head made of flint.

Tales of Apep's battles against Ra were elaborated during the New Kingdom[4]. Since nearly everyone can see that the sun is not attacked by a giant snake during the day, every day, storytellers said that Apep must lie just below the horizon. This appropriately made him a part of the underworld, which attacked the sun each night. In some stories Apep waited for Ra in a western mountain called Bakhu, where the sun set, and in others Apep lurked just before dawn, in the Tenth region of the Night. The wide range of Apep's possible location gained him the title World Encircler. It was thought that his terrifying roar would cause the underworld to rumble. Myths sometimes say that Apep was trapped there, because he had been the previous chief god and suffered a coup d'etat by Ra, or because he was evil and had been imprisoned.

The REAL Apophis:

99942 Apophis (pronounced /əˈ;pɒfɪs/, previously known by its provisional designation 2004 MN4) is a near-Earth asteroid that caused a brief period of concern in December 2004 because initial observations indicated a small probability (up to 2.7%) that it would strike the Earth in 2029. Additional observations provided improved predictions that eliminated the possibility of an impact on Earth or the Moon in 2029. However, a possibility remains that during the 2029 close encounter with Earth, Apophis would pass through a gravitational keyhole, a precise region in space no more than about 600 meters across, that would set up a future impact on April 13, 2036. This possibility kept the asteroid at Level 1 on the Torino impact hazard scale until August 2006. It broke the record for the highest level on the Torino Scale, being, for only a short time, a level 4, before it was lowered.

NASA initially estimated the energy that Apophis would have released if it struck Earth as the equivalent of 1,480 megatons of TNT. A later, more refined NASA estimate was 880 megatons. The impacts which created the Barringer Crater or caused the Tunguska event are estimated to be in the 3–10 megaton range The 1883 eruption of Krakatoa was the equivalent of roughly 200 megatons.

ok... my opinion? IM SCARED!!!LOL!!!!

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:icondestinedpsychic:
DestinedPsychic Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015
fun fact: Apophis is the brother of Ra!!
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DarkPrince2007 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Es un hermoso trabajo, pero creo que tiene un pequeño detalle: Apep (Apophis) no era una cobra, que era el símbolo de Ra (el uraeus). De hecho según la mitología egipcia, todas las serpientes eran representación de Apep, excepto la cobra, por la razón antes expuesta.
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jbtepes Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014
sueno y pesadelo se mesclan
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LordoftheVillains Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I find it funny how out of all gods that my great (and many greats were skipped) Egyptian grandfather had to worship he chose to worship the one who makes chaos...then again I am not far of the tree on his decision to worship him.
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The-Blue-Dragon-Lord Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this! :D I'm interested in both mythology and the universe. The name of this asteroid definitely is appropriate, but let's hop it doesn't hit!
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:iconjackfrostxelsa:
JackFrostxElsa Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
OMG epic!!
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:icondragonluvr1:
Dragonluvr1 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Student General Artist
this is so fracken epic!!!!!!!!
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:iconthe-last-sea-serpent:
Have you read the Kane Chronicles? This fits perfectly with the climax of The Serpent's Shadow.
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:iconjackfrostxelsa:
JackFrostxElsa Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
I have reAd the first and the second of Kane Chornicles... It's about Sadie and carter Kane right?
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:iconthe-last-sea-serpent:
That's the one.
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:iconblueconroy:
Blueconroy Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
Wheres set when you need him
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Radiorunium Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
APOPHIS WILL CRASH TO HAWAII I CONDUCT A RESEARCH SERIOSLY IT MAKE MAKE A TSUNAMI SIZE OF 100 M Or 300 FEET (Im From Indonesia I Dont Understand Feet) So Dont GO TO HAWAII
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Radiorunium Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
I LOVE SNAKE
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Alejlocademy Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Según la tradición, Apofis se veía representada en todas las serpientes a excepción de la cobra - que era un avatar solar.

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geno1312 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
I HATE this snake. The Egyptians believed that the world would end when this very snake swallowed Ra, thereby swallowing the sun. This would cause the entire world to plunge back into the Sea of Chaos. Kind of why I liked the ending of The Kane Chronicles: Book Three, The Serpent's Shadow. He was execrated by Carter and Sadie Kane.
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JakeRulez17 Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
You know, every other god of egyptian mythology hated Apophis. Even Set, the god of evil. From this picture, I think I can see why :P

Great work here! :D
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hisarcher19 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, Set only became a "god of evil" when he was demonized after some people invaded Egypt and identified Set as their god.  But yeah, Apophis was so evil that he has the distinction of being the only god never prayed to.  In fact, entire temples and ceremonies were made to pray AGAINST him.
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alekhamen Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Very cool!
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:iconangel123golden:
angel123golden Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
this is awesome dudes
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Demialc-neeb-sah-em Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
Good to see the mythical Apep get a piece of the action.

Also, reminds me of an interesting symbolic titbit: the egyptians viewed the desert and symbolic of endless unformed chaos, and they viewed that, in of itself as evil, and therefore all the creatures that came from it as similarly corrupted. this may explain why Set gets such a bad rap.
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AsGaRDiaN28 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
Apophis was also a great villain on the original StarGate series. He was from an alien race called the Go'Auld who thought themselves gods. I like how you don't do just the known myths/gods etc. Great job!
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vanessaskydragon Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
he is my ocs god i love apophis
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EmiyaForjadeHierro Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
Wow, gran información en ambas partes, no conosco mucho acerca de la mitologia egipcia y menos de asteroides o meteoritos y la verdad no sé que preferiria, una serpiente gigante o un asteroide.
Gran dibujo y buen detalle el de los meteroitos en el cielo y el que esté amaneciendo.
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Novanplz Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
This looks suspiciously like the climax battle against the Snake in Serpent's Shadow.
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GENZOMAN Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
this image was done back in 2007 with castlevania 64 final battle in mind :)
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Novanplz Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
Also... [link] This image is at that link.
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:iconnovanplz:
Novanplz Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
I'm just pointing out the similarities. I know it's not the scene because it was made years ago and the fact that in the book, Apophis' cobra mark is the hieroglyph for Chaos.
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JacobDaGun Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree with ya!
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Novanplz Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
Oh, and this image is also [link]
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:iconzantasy:
zantasy Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
THAT! is incredible serpent of the darkness, and evil.
I love it.
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blackstormwarrior Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Student General Artist
Amazing! I like Egyptian Myths :D
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:iconmasonday:
masonday Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!!!!!!!! GIANT SNAKE!!!
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:iconjacobdagun:
JacobDaGun Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Let's be scared together! :fear:
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GokuMartin Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
This is the god that Imhotep and Ananksunamun worship.
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:icondragonace1999:
DragonAce1999 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
since people dont believe him anymore he turned into an astroid and is planing to destroy earth! :XD:
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falcon1loam Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my... I wouldn't want to run into him on one of his bad days! it is going in my favs :)
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cfakatsuki Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
It's the Eygptian version of the Midgard serpent
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Firestormblaze Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Niiiiiiice, bro.
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RocknRumble Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Student General Artist
Dang. Fierce looking beast. I like what you did wth the effects.
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RocknRumble Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Student General Artist
Ignore that last comment. It was meant to be on Apophis.
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spike360 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
Fantastic cobra! I remember Apophis as the opposite of the sun god Ra in Egyptian mythology.
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Death-Ark Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
Wow, awesome imagination!! He looks really terrifying.
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:iconnotsocrazy:
notsocrazy Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow i really wish i did just read that Apocalypse prediction at the bottom. Awesome pic BTW.
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notsocrazy Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
meant to say Didn't
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AbyssKing1 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
awesome
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:iconministig1:
MiniStig1 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Instead of King Cobra, WARLORD COBRA!
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:iconvicekonverse:
ViceKonverse Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting. Resembles the dragon from D-Wars.
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SketchySG Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
I bet if that asteroid hits us and we survive, some gigantic serpent is going to hatch from it...

Well, knock on wood, here's to that not really happening!
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:iconheavyneos:
heavyneos Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
holy shit he looks evil and dark
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Alinex29 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
awsome!!!!!!!!!!
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