Not really, but April Fools’ Days seems like wonderful time to share this story

It starts with news that Buzzfeed was recently hacked:

BuzzFeed’s website has apparently been hijacked by Kekistanis, resulting in at least two articles being published that praise Kek.

One of the articles has apparently been removed from the website. A screenshot of the piece was uploaded to 4chan’s /pol/ board.

The 4chan caption accompanying that screenshot reads, “Praise Kekistan! Buzzfeed built their website on native Kekistani land and never asked! Today we got them back.”

A second article is still up on BuzzFeed’s website – for now. It’s titled, ‘Free Kekistan – #KekfugeesWelcome.’

I must admit that I feel the hacking could not have occurred to a more deserving website. After my initial laugh attack, the reference to “Kek” worship caught my eye.

Digging around, I realized why I had recognized the name. Kek was a frog-headed ancient Egyptian divinity associated with the primordial world.

The Egyptians believed that before the world was formed, there was a watery mass of dark, directionless chaos. In this chaos lived the Ogdoad of Khmunu (Hermopolis), four frog gods and four snake goddesses of chaos. These deities were Nun and Naunet (water), Amun and Amaunet (invisibility), Heh and Hauhet (infinity) and Kek and Kauket (darkness). The chaos existed without the light, and thus Kek and Kauket came to represent this darkness. They also symbolized obscurity, the kind of obscurity that went with darkness, and night.

Kek’s new popularity stems from Pepe the Frog, who first appeared in 2005 in the comic “Boy’s Club” by artist and illustrator Matt Furie. The frog’s catch phrase (“Feels good, man”) and image was meme-tastic! Eventually, Pepe appeared in memes supporting candidate Donald Trump.

Shortly after this frog-connection, one website humorously noted that Trump’s campaign became shockingly successful…and tied it to Kek!

…Remember how we learned that “kek” the meme came about from an obscure Korean language onomatopoeia, completely independently from Pepe the Frog?

Well, it turns out Kek is also—and always has been—an ancient Egyptian deity…

A frog-headed one.

Happy April Fools’ Day!