Travelers who learned of Akhekhu brought stories of this fabulous creature to Europe, where it developed a new legendary status similar to that of the European griffin. 
Akhekhu had a serpentine body with four legs.  In later accounts held in Europe, Akhekhu had the body of an antelope with the head of a bird and serpent-like characteristics.  Often he is depicted with three uraei around his head. 
- In Egypt, Akhekhu was described as a drake,  but stories about him in Europe give him the body of an antelope. 
- He lived in the wastelands and deserts. 
- He was an attribute of Seth. 
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