Thus Hapi quickly became identified with the greater and more outstanding figures in early Egyptian mythology.
The second vase of the series was in the shape of the genius Hapi, the "concealed."
Hapi, indeed, stood in more immediate relationship to the Egyptians than almost any other god in their pantheon.
In appearance Hapi possesses both male and female characteristics, the latter indicating his powers of nourishment.
The very position of Hapi made it certain that he would become successful as a deity.
The name Hapi still baffles translation, and is probably of pre-dynastic origin.