God Amun Ra | Amon Re God of Ancient Egypt



Amun was a Local deity of Thebes (present Luxor), whose name means "He who is hidden. Elevated to the rank of the ruler of the gods in his form of Amun-Ra. He was worshipped in the biggest temple in the world, Karnak Temple.


His name means "the hidden one", Amun is a very ancient divinity with warrior characteristics. Starting from the Middle Kingdom or maybe before, specifically during the 5th dynasty, he became the principal deity in Egypt and of Thebes during the new kingdom as well, he took the name of Amun-Ra and the characteristics of the creator God. He is the spouse of Mut and the father of Khonsu, forming the famous Theban triad with these deities of ancient Egypt.

Amun was the name of a deity in ancient Egyptian religion, which became one of the most important deities in the Ancient Egyptian history. The ancient Egyptians depicted the god Amun in various shapes. Amun appeared as a man with a head, head, frog, ram, a man wearing an ostrich crown, and a goose.

It began as Thebesian air and fertility god, whose power grew as the city of Thebes grew from a petty village in the old kingdom to a powerful metropolis in the Middle and New Kingdoms. He rose to become a member of the eight gods collectively called the Ogdoad of Hermopolis. He then became a member of the three gods referred to as the Thebes Trinity. At that time he was called the patron of the Pharaoh's Gods and was eventually combined with the sun god Ra, who was the sovereign deity of the Old Kingdom, to become Amun-Ra, king of the gods and ruler of the Great Ennead. Amun-Ra was hailed as a national god, the creator of the universe, the personal protector of Pharaoh, and the god of war.

The Temple of Karnak was the oldest temple of Amun. His reputation goes far beyond the borders of Egypt. His worship spread to Ethiopia, Nubia, Libya, and much of Palestine. The Greeks believed it was an Egyptian manifestation of their god Zeus. Even Alexander the Great thought it worth consulting Amun's oracle when he needed a powerful proof to become the Pharaoh King of Egypt, the temple of the oracle in Siwa Oasis in the Egyptian Western desert is an evidence of how important this god was to all Egyptians.

Travel to Egypt now to visit the ancient Egyptian wonders and magnificent sites, temples, and pyramids built at the dawn of history and learn more about the complicated mythology and the hundreds of Gods and Goddesses worshipped in the land of the Pharaohs.

The Gods of ancient Egypt were very much like humans they loved and hated, they felt jealous and fought, they took revenge, killed and also died during an amazing myth full of events, action and dramatic events that inspired modern movie directors and producers to create world-famous movies about the grandeur of the Pharaohs and the Gods they worshipped.

Would you like to live a journey through ancient Egyptian culture and mythology? you can make it happen and spend a day to visit Karnak Temple, Luxor, Aswan, and Giza to see many sites in Egypt like the tombs of the Pharaohs adorned with very clear, detailed and beautifully painted scenes of the various deities of ancient Egypt as well as many other sites, cities, adventures and things to do in Cairo, you can try and book one of our range of Egypt tours and Egypt Travel Packages many privately guided groups of Cairo day tours from airport and Egypt day tours to explore the capital city of Egypt, Cairo you can check a lot of Egypt itineraries or go on one of our full Cairo day tours like:

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