was a snake, or cobra. He was generally depicted with a black design on his back, and a cream colored underbelly. In most pictures Apep's body was drawn all wavy, sometimes in a figure eight fashion, interweaving on itself. Some believe Apep had a head made out of flint rock, to help him breath fire. He was also shown with gills, and no forked tongue. This brought the idea that the snake we think of today wasn't the same type of snake they thought of as Apep. Instead, some people believe this creature the Egyptians drew was a legless skink, a type of desert lizard. The legless lizard looked almost exactly like snakes, except for their innards. Apep had a big oval head, with giant red eyes. Black spots were painted on his white-ish underbelly.
Apep was the god of all darkness and chaos. He was believed to have taken a discarded form of Ra. How he god his form is unknown to us. Apep is the eternal enemy of Ra, the sun god. Serpents were a major nescience in upper and lower Egypt, so they gave the form of a snake to things that were evil. There are many stories about the battles between Ra and Apep. Egyptians needed reasons for things that happened that they didn't understand, like earthquakes, droughts, eclipses, ect… Apep was said to live underneath the world, because of his dislike of the sun. Whenever he would slither out of the ground, earthquakes would happen. When droughts came they thought Apep was strangling the Nile River. The people believed that Apep didn't attack the sun while it was daylight, because they would have been able to see the serpent. They thought that when storms came, Apep was fighting Ra. Ra was so overcome by the engagements with Apep he didn't have the power to light up Egypt.
Apep did not have a known family, or any siblings. However he belonged to the "evil cult" led by Set.