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A depiction of the god Amen, who is synretism of four gods: Nun (1st incarnation), Ptah (2nd incarnation), and Atum (3rd incarnation), and Ra (4th incarnation), hence all the body parts.

In gods, Amen (CR:67) (LH:3) (TL:70), aka “Amun” (Herodotus, 435BC), Amount, or Ammon (Plutarch, 100AD), was the supreme god of Thebes,

Overview

In 1549BC to 1292BC, in Thebes, in the 18th dynasty, Amen became the supreme god, via a morph or incarnation of four previous supreme gods, namely: Nun, Ptah, Atum, and Ra, as shown below:

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This was a large step in "god reduction", historically speaking, in the transition from polytheism, to henotheism, to monotheism.

Greece

In 300BC, Alexander, in the Ptolemaic period, tried to mold Persian, Egyptian, and Greek religions into three-in-one new religion by blending Zeus with Amen (or Amen-Ra) to make the god "Zeus-Amen", but this did not take well, and was a short residence time religious reform, lasting only a few centuries.

Quotes

The following are related quotes:

“Most people believe that Amoun is the name given to Zeus in the land of the Egyptians, a name which we, with slight alteration, pronounce Ammon. But Manetho of Sebennytus thinks that the meaning ‘concealed’ or ‘concealment’ likes in this world. Hectaecus of Abdera, however, says that the Egyptians use this expression one to another whenever they call to anyone, for the world is a form of address. When they, therefore, address the supreme god, whom they believe to be the same as the ‘universe’, as if he were invisible and concealed, and implore him to make himself visible and manifest to them, they use the word ‘Amoun’.”
Plutarch (100AD), Isis and Osiris; in: Plutarch's Moralia, Volume Five (pg. 25)[1]
“For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.”
— Anon (200AD), “Lord’s Prayer”[2]
Scientists do not join hands every Sunday and sing "Yes gravity is real! I know gravity is real! I will have faith! I believe in my heart that what goes up, up, up must come down, down, down. Amen!" If they did, we would think they were pretty insecure about the concept.”
Dan Barker (2008), Godless (pg. 101)[3]; most-liked GoodReads.com quote[4]

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References

  1. Plutarch. (c.100AD). Isis and Osiris; in: Plutarch's Moralia, Volume Five (pg. 25) (Introduction: Victor Hanson). Harvard University Press.
  2. Lord’s prayer
  3. Barker, Dan. (2008). Godless: How an Evangelical Preacher Became One of America’s Leading Atheists (foreword: Richard Dawkins) (pg. 108). Ulysses Press.
  4. Dan Barker – GoodReads.com.

External links

  • Amen – Hmolpedia 2020.
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