Egypt: Ba-Pef - The Soul


Ba-Pef means "That Soul", and the demonstrative adjective "pef" has an indication of dread or hostility. This is an old deity, as we learn from the Pyramid Text that the king passes by the House of Ba-Pef where there is pain or woe. From the mastaba tomb of Meresankh III at Giza there is evidence that in the Old Kingdom Ba-Pef may have had a cult with a priesthood.