God of the Week: Amun

10/10/2011: Amun

Amun is an ancient Egyptian deity worshiped in varying capacities for thousands of years. In the eighteenth dynasty, though, Amun worship, for a  time at least, ushered in a unique monotheism in Egypt.

It was in his third regal year that the pharaoh changed his name from Tutankhaten (living image of Aten) to Tutankhamun (living image of Amun), signalling a national change off worship from the god Aten to the god Amun (though, it is not true that he was buried in his jammies).

So, lets all raise our glasses to Amun. Sa-lute.

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