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also A·men or A·mon  (ä′mən)
n. Mythology
The Egyptian god of life and reproduction, sometimes represented as a man with a ram's head.

[Egyptian jmn.]


(Non-European Myth & Legend) Egyptian myth a variant spelling of Amen
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Noun1.Amun - a primeval Egyptian personification of air and breathAmun - a primeval Egyptian personification of air and breath; worshipped especially at Thebes
Egyptian deity - a deity worshipped by the ancient Egyptians
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Moreover, he sees changes instituted by Hatshepsut placing the temple of Amun-Re at Kamak "at the centre of Egyptian religion," as pivotal in weakening the kingship and ultimately ushering in the domination of the priests of Amun over the king.
The wealth that flowed into Egypt allowed its kings to commission some of the most stupendous temples of all time, some of the greatest dedicated to Amun-Re, King of the Gods.
Goats and ducks, cattle and sheep would have filled the streets with their sounds and smells as mother and daughter made their way to the great stone temple, the home of Amun-Re, king of the gods.
Queen Hatshepsut (1502-1482 BC) recorded on her red chapel in Karnak temple that she built six chapels dedicated to the god Amun-Re on the route of this avenue during her reign, emphasizing that it was long a place of religious significance.
She was a lady of the house or married women who played a musical instrument known as a "sistrum" during rituals in the temple of Amun-Re.
The contents of the ostraca are unsurprisingly heterogeneous, ranging from part of the Amun-Re hymn attested in R Boulaq 17, trial tomb decoration, administrative documents, and model letters, to quotations from Middle Kingdom literary texts.