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Amunet goddess symbol | Amunet and Amun Ra

  • 05 16, 2023

monet, "the Hidden One", is a protective and primordial goddess of the occult in Egyptian mythology; she personifies the north wind, the one who brings life. She is called in history  "the Hidden One", or  
 "the mother who is father".
Egyptian name: Amenet. Hellenized name: Amonet
She was represented as a serpent, or snake-headed woman, wearing the Red crown of Lower Egypt at Thebes, and in the guise of a frog-headed woman at Hermopolis. Also as a cow. 
Mythology of Amonet
She is the tutelary deity of the pharaoh who is "present" in the ceremony of access to the throne, sometimes accompanied by Min. Amonet, in the cosmogony of Thoth, is the partner of Amon, but she lost importance in favor of Mut, who will be considered the wife of the god  Amon, as the cult of the god Osiris grew. Later the goddess Isis will adopt all her qualities. In the Low Period, Amon and Ammonet will be part of the Hermopolitan Ogdoad.
This goddess was in a certain way the feminine equivalent of the god Amon. She formed, with him, one of the four primordial couples of the Ogdoad of Hermopolis. In other words, she played an important role in the creation and was considered one of the "mothers of the gods".

It should be known that the theology of Hermopolis, which presented the four pairs of the Ogdoads (including Amon and Amonet) as primordial divinities at the origin of everything, existed long before the famous Theban triad of the New Kingdom (between the XVIII and XX dynasties), which included Amon, Amon, and Amon Khonsu. However, it was only in the late period (between the 25th and 31st dynasties) that the Hermopolis tradition regained great importance and restored Amonet to his rank of primordial divinity.
Cult of the Goddess
Her cult rose during the Middle Empire and was consolidated in the New Empire. She was venerated in Hermopolis, also in Karnak, next to Amon and Mut, and in the temple of Luxor under the form of Opet; in Deir el-Hagar as a couple of Amon. She had priests for her specific cult already in the XVIII Dynasty, the prophets of Ammonet 

old Egypt has many secrets and so many gods and goddess, you can travel to Egypt and know more about the pharaonic era, take Day Tour to the Egyptian Museum and Safari tour around the Pyramids  

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Amunet is a prominent goddess in Egyptian mythology who personifies the hidden, mysterious aspects of life. She is often associated with the air or breath of life. As a primordial deity, Amunet holds great power and is closely linked to the creation and sustenance of the universe.


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