Reshpu also
Reshpu was an old god of war from the Syrian coast which got popular in the east Lower Egypt (delta) during the 18th dynasty. He was seen as a warrior (see also Anat) though he was known as the lord of destructive fire and thunder. His cult centre was in the town of Het-Reshpu and never spread southwards. His supporters gave him humble titles like "Lord of Heaven", "Governor of all the Gods". His white crown sometimes seems to have been put over his old Asiatic turban which shows at the base (picture above). At his forehead was seen the head of a gazelle, in- dicating that he once may have had duties like protecting hunting etc. His name, (if the form is correct), means "lightning".        Main text.