Amun

Amun

Amun was one of the eight ancient Egyptian gods who formed the Ogdoad of Hermopolis. He was the god of the air and his consort was Ament (Amaunet).

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Amun
in hieroglyphs

In Egyptian mythology, Amun was a very powerful god. He was often combined with Ra to form the god Amun-Ra. At one point in Egyptian history, he was called the "King of the Gods".

Amun (also spelled Amon, Amoun, Amen, and sometimes Imen, Egyptian Yamanu) was the name of a deity, in Egyptian mythology, who became one of the most important deities in Ancient Egypt. In later years, bined with Horus into one god.

He began as a Theban wind and fertility god and ended up the supreme deity, with most of Egypt's vast wealth dedicated to his temple. Around the second millennium B.C.E., Thebes and its cult of Amun grew so powerful that it threatened worship of the sun god, Ra. The two deities merged. Amun-Ra was hailed as a national god, the creator of the universe, the pharaoh's personal protector, and the god of war.

Origin of name

Amun's name is first recorded as imn. That means "The hidden (one)". Vowels were not written in Egyptian hieroglyphics, but Egyptologists think the name survives into the Coptic language as Amoun.

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Amoen
Alemannisch: Amun
አማርኛ: አሙን
العربية: آمون
asturianu: Amón
azərbaycanca: Amon
বাংলা: আমুন
беларуская: Амон
български: Амон
བོད་ཡིག: ཨ་མོན།
bosanski: Amon
brezhoneg: Amon
català: Amon
Чӑвашла: Амон
čeština: Amon
dansk: Amon
Deutsch: Amun
eesti: Amon
Ελληνικά: Άμων
English: Amun
español: Amón
euskara: Amon
فارسی: آمون
français: Amon
galego: Amón
한국어: 아문
հայերեն: Ամոն
हिन्दी: अमुन
hrvatski: Amon
Bahasa Indonesia: Amun
íslenska: Amon
italiano: Amon
עברית: אמון (אל)
ქართული: ამონი
Latina: Ammon
latviešu: Amons
lietuvių: Amonas
македонски: Амон
മലയാളം: അമുൻ
मराठी: अमुन रा
მარგალური: ამონი
مصرى: امون
Bahasa Melayu: Amun
Nederlands: Amon (mythologie)
日本語: アメン
norsk: Amon
norsk nynorsk: Amon
occitan: Imen
português: Ámon
română: Amon
русский: Амон
Scots: Amun
سنڌي: آمون
slovenčina: Amon
slovenščina: Amon
کوردی: ئاموون
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Amon
suomi: Amon
svenska: Amon
тоҷикӣ: Омун
Türkçe: Amon
українська: Амон
اردو: آمون
Tiếng Việt: Amun
Zazaki: Amon
中文: 阿蒙