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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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:iconjackfrostxelsa:
OMG epic!!
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:icondragonluvr1:
Dragonluvr1 Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist 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:
I have reAd the first and the second of Kane Chornicles... It's about Sadie and carter Kane right?
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:iconblueconroy:
Wheres set when you need him
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:iconradiorunium:
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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Alejlocademy 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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:icongeno1312:
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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