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In Egyptian mythology, Babi, also Baba,[1][2] was god in the form of a baboon. His name is translated as Bull of the baboons. This basically means Alpha male of all baboons or the chief of the baboons.[3] Because Baboons have many human characteristics, it was believed that they were dead ancestors[source?].

Because baboons were thought to be the dead, Babi was felt to be an underworld deity.

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  1. Sir Ernest Alfred Wallis Budge, The gods of the Egyptians: or, Studies in Egyptian mythology, Vol II, Methuen & Co. 1904, p. 91-92. full view on Google Books
  2. Geraldine Pinch, Handbook of Egyptian mythology, ABC-CLIO 2002, p. 112, ISBN 1576077632, limited preview on Google Books
  3. George Hart, The Routledge Dictionary of Egyptian Gods and Goddesses, Routledge 2005, p.44