The great serpent Apop (Apep or Apophis), bound by a chain, in the underworld, and about to be carved up by knife wielding followers of Horus the Sun-god, who will then consign his cut-up body to the flames of destruction. In Egyptian myths, the great sea serpent sought to devour the sun and the righteous dead, as it passed through the underworld at night on a solar bark. Perhaps the Christian notion of Satan as a great dragon (in Greek dragon means "great serpent") bound in chains and consigned to the underworld, is drawing to some degree from Egyptian myths ? Alexandria, Egypt had a sizable Hellenized Jewish and Christian community in antiquity which could have assimilated some the Egyptian motifs which appear in the Book of Revelation.

(cf. Vol 12, p.104, fig. 100 "Apop bound in the Lower World." Louis Herbert Gray. The Mythology of All Races, Egyptian and Indo-Chinese. Boston. Marshall Jones Company. 1918)
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