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ID: 901000100
Page link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ia/901000100
Record Type: Religion/Mythology/Legend

Amun (Egyptian deity)

Note: Egyptian deity who was revered as king of the gods. May have been originally one of the eight deities of the Hermopolite creation myth; his cult reached Thebes, where he became the patron of the pharaohs by the reign of Mentuhotep I (2008–1957 BCE). At that date he was already identified with the sun god Re of Heliopolis and, as Amon-Re, was received as a national god. Represented in human form, sometimes with a ram’s head, or as a ram, Amon-Re was worshipped as part of the Theban triad, which included a goddess, Mut, and a youthful god, Khons.

Display Date: flourished 21st to 10th centuries BCE

Names:
Amun (Egyptian deity) (preferred,English-P,D,N)
Amon (Egyptian deity) (English,U,N)
Amen (Egyptian deity) (English,U,N)
Ammon (Egyptian deity) (English,U,N)
Imen (Egyptian deity) (undetermined,U,N)
Ἄμμων (Egyptian deity) (English,U,N)
Ámmōn (Egyptian deity) (English,U,N)
Hámmōn (Egyptian deity) (English,U,N)
Amon-Re (Egyptian deity) (English,U,N)

Hierarchical Position:
Legend, Religion, Mythology (P)
....<Egyptian iconography> (P)
........<Egyptian characters> (P)
............Amun (Egyptian deity) (I)
Related Iconography:
associated with .... Mut
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Egyptian iconography, Egyptian characters, Mut (Egyptian diety)) [901001273]
associated with .... Ra
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Egyptian iconography, Egyptian characters, Ra (Egyptian deity)) [901001275]
counterpart is .... Amun-Re
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Egyptian iconography, Egyptian characters, Amun-Re (Egyptian deity)) [901002083]

Other Relationships:
role/characteristic is .... gods (deities)
.....(deities, people in religion, people in religion and related occupations, people in the humanities, people by occupation, people (agents), People (hierarchy name)) (AAT)
culture/religion is .... Egyptian (ancient)
.....(Mediterranean (Early Western World), Early Western World, styles, periods, and cultures by region, Styles and Periods (hierarchy name)) (AAT)
symbolic attribute is .... rams (animals)
.....(sheep by sex or age, Ovis (genus), Bovidae (family), Artiodactyla (order), Mammalia (class), Vertebrata (subphylum), Chordata (phylum), Animalia (kingdom), Eukaryota (domain), living organisms (entities), Living Organisms (hierarchy name)) (AAT)
originated in .... Egypt, ancient
.....(Africa) (TGN)

Sources:
Amun (Egyptian deity)
................Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-)
................Bowker, Oxford Dictionary of World Religions (1997)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Amon (Egyptian deity)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) sh 85004572
................Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-)
Amen (Egyptian deity)
................Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-)
Ammon (Egyptian deity)
................Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-)
Imen (Egyptian deity)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Ἄμμων (Egyptian deity)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
................Archaeology Net [online] (1998-2000)
Ámmōn (Egyptian deity)
................Archaeology Net [online] (1998-2000)
Hámmōn (Egyptian deity)
................Archaeology Net [online] (1998-2000)
Amon-Re (Egyptian deity)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Iconography Record Sources:
................ Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-) accessed 8 December 2011
................ Source for image https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ra#/media/File:Maler_der_Grabkammer_der_Nefertari_001.jpg

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