Also known as Am-mit, Ammit, Ammut, Amam
- Egyptian (culture)
- Aquatic (attribute)
- Reptilian (attribute)
- Deadly (behaviour)
A deadly creature from ancient Egyptian myth that is part lion, part crocodile and part hippopotami. Its name means ‘bone-eater or corpse eater’ or ‘devourer’. It ate the souls of men who had done wrong in life. Amermait is also a guardian to temples and is sometimes depicted as the god Osiris.
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