This paper deals with a small group of seven “Cippi of Horus” (dating from the « Libyan » epoch), some of which surely come from Thebes. In front of the cippus, on the plinth and under the usual in relief representation of Horus seizing dangerous animals and trampling on crocodiles, is reproduced a scene in two dimensions. It evokes the adolescent god Shed-the-Saviour riding in a chariot driven at full speed in the desert, led by Bes as a charioteer. The chariot is pulled by a team of two monstrous griffins knocking aggressive crocodiles over while Shed shoots arrows at a set of dangerous animals, including a variable number of long (Colubridae and Elapidae) or short snakes (Viperidae). Fourteen different magic names are attached to these snakes. A close scrutiny of these names lead to the conclusion that they refer more to the various specific dangers caused by snakebites which one would wish to ward off by addressing the god, than to the names of the snakes per se. A series of remarks are added to about the Puskin Museum stele I.1a.4492 (1899), which, despite the absence of similar scenes to the previous ones, could shed new light on certain Theban beliefs relating to snakes.