Amen-Ra

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Left head bust of a Kushite 25th dynasty (c.700BC) Amen-Ra, at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford; right a sketch of a standing Amen-Ra.

In Egyptian mythology, Amen-Ra (CR:28) (LH:1) (TL:29) refers to the gods Amen (or Amun) and the god Ra merged or syncretized as into the joint god Amen + Ra in combined, morphed, god reduced, or 2-gods-in-1 form.

Overview

In 1549BC to 1292BC, aka 18th dynasty, Amen-Ra was conceived as a supreme god syncretism of the of the god Amen, the chief god of Thebes, powerful during the years 1991BC to 1803BC (12th dynasty), and Ra, the chief sun god of Heliopolis, who was powerful during the years 2498BC to 2345BC (5th dynasty).[1]

Alexander

In 300BC, in the Ptolemaic period, Alexander, tried to mold Persian, Egyptian, and Greek religions into one new religion by blending Zeus with Amen-Ra to make the god "Zeus-Amen", but this did take well, and was a short-lived (short-existed) religious reform, lasting only a few centuries.

Judaism

In 200BC, in the Judaic recension, Amen-Ra was reformulated, monotheistically, into the story where Ra became Abraham, and Amen became the name said at the end of prayers.

See also

  • Supreme god timeline[2]

External links

References

  1. Jordan, Michael. (1993). Encyclopedia of Gods: Over 2,500 Deities of the World (pgs. 219-20). Facts on File, Inc.
  2. Supreme god timeline – Hmolpedia 2020.
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