The Egyptian god of water. The Chaldeans worshipped fire, and
sent all the other gods a challenge, which was accepted by a priest of
Canopus. The Chaldeans lighted a vast fire round the god Canopus, when
the Egyptian deity spouted out torrents of water and quenched the fire,
thereby obtaining the triumph of water over fire.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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