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Illustration

Ibolya Horvath
by Zeinab Mohamed
published on 31 October 2016

In Egypt, the patron god of magic and medicine was Heka. He is often depicted as a man carrying a staff and knife, and ancient Egyptian doctors were called Priests of Heka. Magic was as integral a part of medical practice in ancient Egypt as any other aspect of life, and so Heka became an important deity for doctors.
Egyptian Museum in Cairo.

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APA Style

Mohamed, Z. (2016, October 31). Heka. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/5988/

Chicago Style

Mohamed, Zeinab. "Heka." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 31, 2016. https://www.ancient.eu/image/5988/.

MLA Style

Mohamed, Zeinab. "Heka." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 31 Oct 2016. Web. 23 Apr 2019.

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