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What God is Amon Re?
Last Updated: 18th April, 2020
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Also question is, what is Amon the god of?
Amun (also Amon, Ammon, Amen) is the ancient Egyptian god of the sun and air. He is one of the most important gods of ancient Egypt who rose to prominence at Thebes at the beginning of the period of the New Kingdom (c. 1570-1069 BCE).
One may also ask, why is Amun blue? Amun was the Egyptian god of the air, sun and the sky. Originally, Amun was depicted with red-brown skin. However, following the Amarna period and the religious revolution involving the god Aten, his cult revived and he was painted with blue skin, symbolizing his association with air and primeval creation.
Besides, is Amun and Ra the same God?
Amun and Ra were originally separate deities, Amun meaning more or less “the hidden one”, Ra simply means “sun”. Amun was originally a creator god and Ra a sun god. Amun-Ra is a result of merging of two deities in order to give them a new meaning and importance and was quite common in egyptian religion.
Why was Amun Worshipped?
Eventually, Akhenaten and his religious movement forced many followers to abandon Thebes and the worship of Amun for his new God – the Aten. They, however, continued to worship Amun, along with other gods. This continual worship of Amun, held the god as an important deity throughout Egypt.