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West Asia

The Nile was worshipped as a deity, unlike the rivers of Mesopotamia. To the Egyptians the river was Hapi, a well-fed and plump god, who took pleasure in exchanging gifts. He was usually represented holding ears of corn and a cornucopia. In recompense for the fertilization of the soil during the annual inundation the river god was offered food, precious ornaments, and jewels.

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