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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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DarkPrince2007 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
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.
jbtepes Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014
sueno y pesadelo se mesclan
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.
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!
JackFrostxElsa Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
OMG epic!!
Dragonluvr1 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this is so fracken epic!!!!!!!!
Have you read the Kane Chronicles? This fits perfectly with the climax of The Serpent's Shadow.
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?
That's the one.
Blueconroy Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
Wheres set when you need him
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