|Gods battling the snake monster Apophis.|
And what do you know--we are facing our own "Apophis Apocalypse" this very night! Astronomers named the asteroid that will skim by earth tonight Apophis. There's no chance it will hit earth, but some worry that it will come dangerously close in 2036. After all, it's coming within 9 million miles of earth, the closest asteroid approach so far.
What would it mean if the Apophis asteroid hit earth? Everything the Egyptians feared--chaos, darkness, death and destruction.
The scientist who named this asteroid certainly knew Egyptian mythology! Fortunately, we do not need to perform the rituals of the ancient priests, which included creating clay or wax effigies of the monster and then destroying them by throwing them, stomping on them, setting them on fire and then (and I am not making this up) urinating on them.
For more information on the asteroid, go here. Or here.