Nehebkau

Summary: Oh, two-headed serpent who guards the Duat, I have found your avatar.

Oh, two headed serpent who guards the Duat,

I have found your avatar.

From the sands of Egypt, you transmuted yourself,

Sloughing off divine flesh for steel.

You travelled to the shores of Albion,

Belching fire with flint like a dreadful wyrm.

You had a peculiar appetite,

Belching lead and sulfur from crushed copper.

You slithered through the seas of the world,

Sending the unwary through the grim gates.

You came to rest upon the shores of Aotearoa,

But we both know you found no rest.

Your spirit now glides through Iktomi's highway,

Seen by few and understood by fewer.

I know you are better than their fears,

For your kin helped find a homeward path.