In Egyptian mythology, Khenti-kheti (also spelt Chenti-cheti), was a crocodile-god, though he was later represented as a falcon-god. His name means "foremost retreater".[1]

Origin & Evolution

At earlier times, he was the crocodile god of the region called Athribis in Lower Egypt. This is why, in Egyptian history, he has often been associated with Sebek and is said to be The Owner of Athribis. However, during the New Kingdom, he was shown to be related to Horus and was shaped like a hawk. At that time his name was Horas Khenti-Kheti.[2]


He could take the form of a giant black bull, named Kemwer.[3] He was later replaced by Osiris, also known as "Osiris, who lived in Athribis".[2]


  1. ^ "Chenti-cheti - Crocodile god. - Egyptian God". Retrieved 2021-05-29.
  2. ^ a b Zaman, S. (April 2018). Mishor. Kolkata, India: Aranyaman. pp. 112–113.
  3. ^ "Nomes of Lower Egypt | Ancient Egypt Online". Retrieved 2021-05-29.