Basic Information

Type/Species: Drake, Draconic Hybrid
Origin: Egyptian Mythology, European Folklore

About Akhekhu / Akhekh

Akhekhu was a supernatural or fantastic beast [1] originally recorded in Ancient Egypt as an aspect of the deity Seth. [2] The Akhekhu lived in the deserts and the wastelands. [1]

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. [1]

Physical Description

Akhekhu had a serpentine body with four legs. [1] In later accounts held in Europe, Akhekhu had the body of an antelope with the head of a bird and serpent-like characteristics. [2] Often he is depicted with three uraei around his head. [2]

Footnotes

  1. Rose [Dragons] 10
  2. Turner 33

For more information on footnotes and references, please see the bibliography.