Encyclopedia > Aker

  Article Content

Aker

In Egyptian mythology, Aker was a god of the earth and of the dead. He is the guardian of the gate to the underworld. He is often symbolized by a small piece of land, one end of which is the head of a human, and the other a lion; he is also symbolized by a pair of lions facing opposite directions.

He is attended by a group of gods called the Akeru.



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
Springs, New York

... km² (8.5 mi²) of it is land and 2.0 km² (0.8 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 8.24% water. Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are ...

 
 
 
This page was created in 37.2 ms