Kek was depicted as a frog-headed man, and

Kek (mythology)From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaThis article is about a concept in ancient Egyptian mythology. For other uses, see Kek (disambiguation).Kekui in hieroglyphs Kek Kekui KekuitKeket  and Kekui  depicted at Deir el-Medina.Kek (also Kuk) is the deification of the concept of primordial darkness (kkw sm3w1) in the Ancient Egyptian Ogdoad cosmogony of Hermopolis.The Ogdoad consisted of four pairs of deities, four male gods paired with their female counterparts. Kek’s female counterpart was Kauket.234 Kek and Kauket in some aspects also represent night and day, and were called “raiser up of the light” and the “raiser up of the night”, respectively.5The name is written as kk or kkwy with a variant of the sky hieroglyph in ligature with the staff (N2) associated with the word for “darkness” kkw.6Contents  hide 1History2In popular culture3See also4References5External linksHistoryIn the oldest representations, Kekui is given the head of a serpent, and Kekuit the head of either a frog or a cat. In one scene, they are identified with Ka and Kait; in this scene, Ka-Kekui has the head of a frog surmounted by a beetle and Kait-Kekuit has the head of a serpent surmounted by a disk.7In the Greco-Roman period, Kek’s male form was depicted as a frog-headed man, and the female form as a serpent-headed woman, as were all four dualistic concepts in the Ogdoad.In popular cultureMain article: Pepe the FrogIn relation to the 2016 United States presidential election, individuals associated with online message boards, such as 4chan, noted a similarity between Kek and the character Pepe the Frog. This resulted in a resurgence of interest in the ancient deity.8See alsoHeqetErebusReferencesJump up^ E. Hornung, “Licht und Finsternis in der Vorstellungswelt Altägyptens”, Studium Generale 8 (1965), 72-83.Jump up^ Budge, E. A. Wallis (1904). The Gods of the Egyptians: Or, Studies in Egyptian Mythology. 1. Methuen & Co. pp. 241, 283–286.Jump up^ Budge, E. A. Wallis (1904). The Gods of the Egyptians: Or, Studies in Egyptian Mythology. 2. Methuen & Co. pp. 2, 378.Jump up^ Steindorff, Georg (1905). The Religion of the Ancient Egyptians. G. P. Putnam’s Sons. p. 50.Jump up^ Budge (1904), p. 285f, vol. 1.Jump up^ Budge (1904), p. 283, vol. 1.Jump up^ Budge (1904), p. 286, vol. 1.Jump up^ David, Neiwert (May 8, 2017). “What the Kek: Explaining the Alt-Right ‘Deity’ Behind Their ‘Meme Magic'”. Southern Poverty Law Center. Retrieved September 14, 2017.External linksSeawright, Caroline (2003). “Kek and Kauket, Deities of Darkness, Obscurity and Night”.hidevteAncient Egyptian religionMythologyPaganismPantheismPolytheismEmanationismSoulNeter-khertetAaruDuatIsfetNumerologyDeitiesAkerAkhtyAmmitAmunAmunetAm-hehAnatAndjetyAnhurAnputAntiAnubisAnuketApedemakApepApisAptAqenArensnuphisAshAstarteAtenAtumBabiBanebdjedetBastetBatBataBa-PefBesBuchisDedunFour sons of Horus DuamutefHapiImsetQebehsenuef GebHaHapiHathorHatmehitHedetetHehHekaHemenHemsutHeqetHermanubisHesatHorusHeryshafHuIabetIahIatIhyImentetImhotepIsisIunitIusaasetKebechetKekKhensitKhenti-AmentiuKhenti-khetiKhepriKhertyKhnumKhonsuKothar-wa-KhasisMaahesMa’atMandulisMedjedMafdetMehenMehet-WeretMehitMenhitMeretMeretsegerMeskhenetMinMnevisMontuMutNebethetepetNebtuwiNefertemNehebkauNehmetawyNeithNekhbetNeperNephthysNuNutOsirisPakhetPetbePtahQebuiQeteshRaRaet-TawyRemRenenutetRenpetRepytReshephSahSatisSekhmetSekerSerapisSerketSeshatSetShaiShedShesmetetShezmuShuSiaSobekSopdetSopduSouls of Pe and NekhenTatenenTaweretTa-BitjetTefnutTenenetThoth Hermes Trismegistus TjenenyetTutuUnutWadjetWadj-werWenegWepsetWepwawetWerethekauWosretCreaturesAaniAbtuBennuGriffinHieracosphinxMedjedSerpopardShaSphinxUraeusSymbolsAnkhAtefAtetBenbenBook of ThothCartoucheCrook and flailDeshretDjedEgyptian obeliskEgyptian poolEnneadEye of HorusEye of RaFlooding of the NileHedjetHekuHemhem crownHennuImiut fetishKhepreshKnephLand of ManuMaat KheruMatet boatMenatMortuary templeNebuNemesNeshmetOgdoadOuroborosPschentPyramid powerScarabSeqtet boatSerekhShen ringThe IndestructiblesTyetUshabtiWas-sceptreWinged sunWritingsAmduatBooks of BreathingBook of CavernsBook of the DeadBook of the EarthBook of GatesCoffin TextsEnigmatic Book of the NetherworldLitany of the Eye of HorusLitany of RePyramid TextsBeliefsAtenismCurse of the PharaohsFuneralsOffering formulaPhilosophyTemples Book Ancient Egypt portalCategories: Egyptian deitiesCreator deitiesNight deitiesDarknessEgyptian demonsNavigation menuNot logged inTalkContributionsCreate accountLog inArticleTalkReadView sourceView historySearchMain pageContentsFeatured contentCurrent eventsRandom articleDonate to WikipediaWikipedia storeInteractionHelpAbout WikipediaCommunity portalRecent changesContact pageToolsWhat links hereRelated changesUpload fileSpecial pagesPermanent linkPage informationWikidata itemCite this pagePrint/exportCreate a bookDownload as PDFPrintable versionIn other projectsWikimedia CommonsLanguagesCatalà?eštinaDeutsch????????EspañolEuskaraFrançais???HrvatskiItalianoLietuvi??????????????????????????NederlandsNorskPolskiPortuguês???????Simple English????Sloven?inaSvenska??????????????Edit linksThis page was last edited on 6 December 2017, at 06:22.Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. 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