The god of the inundation of the Nile. He was usually depicted as a fat man with pendulous breasts, a sign of abundance and fertility. On his head are usually a number of water plants, his body is sometimes painted blue and sometimes has depictions of water lines. The most important cult areas for Hapi were in Aswan and Silsila, near the 1st cataract. It has been proved that although the inundation waters were very important for Egypt, Hapi played a relatively minor role in the religion. This is explained by the fact that Osiris was also regarded as the lord of the inundation and the Nile water; the rising of the waters was linked with the resurrection of the god. The crocodile god Sobek, too, whose domain was the waters of the Nile, was worshipped as the bringer of the inundation. From the Old Kingdom down to the Graeco-Roman Period, the lowest registers of many temple walls depict a procession of personified nome gods, in the form of Hapi, usually with the emblem plants of Upper Egypt and Lower Egypt on their heads. They are bearing the rich offerings of the whole land. A completely different god, whose name is pronounced by us in the same way (but was written differently), is Hepi, one of the four Sons of Horus.