Amun


Amun
   Chief god of the New Kingdom and later. Originally a minor god at Thebes, he rose to prominence in Dynasty 12, which came from the south, and was promoted to the head of the pantheon under the Theban Dynasty 18 through a fusion with the sun god Re, becoming Amen-Re, king of the gods. Amun is usually represented as a human figure with two plumed feathers but can also have the head of a hawk. He is viewed as one of the creator gods. His main temple was at Karnak in Thebes, where he formed part of the Theban triad with his wife, the goddess Mut, and his son, the moon god Khonsu. He was later worshipped as one of the main gods in Nubia at Gebel Barkal and other temples. His sacred animals were the ram and the goose.
   See also Religion.
Historical Dictionary Of Ancient Egypt by Morris L. Bierbrier

Ancient Egypt. A Reference Guide. . 2011.

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