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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.]
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(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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Nany was characterized as a "king's daughter" who sang ritual music in praise of the god Amun-Re.'#
The shrine is not located on the eastern or northern side of the Amun-Re temple according to ancient Egyptian belief, which makes this discovery a highly important one.
Archaeologists had been led to the entrances of the burial sites after discovering the nearby tomb of god Amun-Re's goldsmith in September.
The tomb on the West Bank of the Nile River dates from the 18th Dynasty and belongs to Amenemhat, a goldsmith dedicated to the ancient god Amun-Re. The site consists of a courtyard and niche where archaeologists found a statue of Amenemhat, his wife and their son, as well as two burial shafts.
Yet, most New Kingdom temples in the Theban area have separate chapels for Amun-Re and his ithyphallic variation, Amun-Re-Kamutef (e.g., Epigraphic Survey 1936 and 2009), indicating that cult was performed separately for at least two different images of the deity.
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.
It also adds new twists to other myths including "The Battle of Amun-Re and Isis" and "The Contendings of Hathor and Anti." Kiritsis also includes a clever alternate version of Snow White called "The Flawed Mirror" a story that deals with the interactions between the witch and her mirror.
Carved into the innermost recess, the figures of ReHorakhty (the divine personification of the rising Sun), of the deified pharaoh, and of Amun-Re (the solarized, primary, state god of Egypt in the middle of the 2nd millennium BC) are bathed in sunlight for a few minutes.
the collapse of Egyptian kingship, and its subordination to religion." 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.
Across from Thebes, on the Nile's western shore, other temples the pharaohs built for Amun-Re hosted rituals intended to sustain the deceased king in the next life and perpetuate his transfiguration to the company of the gods.