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figure of Ptah-Pataikos

Little is known about the Egyptian god Ptah-Pataikos, as he is only known from amulets, and a single mention in a Greek text. Like Bes he is a dwarf character, and was probably associated with times of change, such as falling asleep, childbirth, and life - Late Period (Dynasties 26-31) - 661-332 BC -