One of the four Sons of Horus, to whose particular protection the lungs were entrusted once they had been removed from the body during mummification. He himself was protected or helped by the goddess Nephthys. The god was closely connected with the north. On sarcophagi from the Middle Kingdom on he is usually shown on the western side of the head end. Hepi is depicted as a man or a man with the head of a baboon, which probably refers back to an ancient tradition. A baboon called Hepi is known as early as the time of Seneferu. The canopic jar in question could also have a lid shaped like a baboon's head. A completely different god, whose name is pronounced by us in the same way (although the spelling was different), is Hapi, the god of the Nile inundation.