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  Amun - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Amun (also spelt Amon, Amoun, Amen, and rarely Imenand, and spelt in Greek as Ammon, and Hammon) was the name of a deity, in Egyptian mythology, who gradually rose to become one of the most important deities, before fading into obscurity.
Amun became depicted in human form, seated on a throne, wearing on his head a plain deep circlet from which rise two straight parallel plumes, possibly symbolic of the tail feathers of a bird, a reference to his earlier status as a wind god.
Consequently, Amun was viewed as upholding the rights to justice of the poor, being titled Vizier of the poor, and aiding those who travelled in his name,as the Protector of the road.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Amun   (1594 words)

 Amun - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
As the Egyptians considered themselves oppressed during the period of Hyksos rule, the victory under the supreme god Amun, was seen as his championing of the underdog.
Consequently, Amun was viewed as upholding the rights to justice of the poor, being titled Vizier of the poor, and aiding those who travelled in his name, as the Protector of the road.
Amun-Ra As Amun's cult grew bigger, Amun rapidly became identified with the chief God that was worshipped in other areas, Ra-Herakhty, the merged identities of Ra, and Horus.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Amun   (1570 words)

In the middle of the 16th Dynasty, with the expulsion of the Hyksos rulers of Egypt, Amun's growth was accelerated due to the vindication of both Egyptian power and Amun-Re as a protector of both the Egyptian state and the Monarchy.
During the Opet festival, the statue of Amun was conveyed by boat from the temple of Karnak to Luxor in order to celebrate Amun's marriage to Mut in his aspect of Ka-mut-ef (literally, "bull of his mother").
As Amun, he was secret, hidden and mysterious, but as Re, he was visible and revealed.
www.crystalinks.com /amun.html   (1407 words)

 Ancient Egypt Gods in Myths - Amun, Creator God at Thebes
Amun began his rise to nationwide importance in the 11th Dynasty when kings at Waset (Thebes) took the name Amenemhet ('Amun is pre-eminent').
Amun thereby becomes 'he who fashioned himself' and Thebes (Waset) is therefore, just as other creation myth centers, the supreme location, which all other places could only poorly imitate.
In the 11th Dynasty, Amun was merged with the royal sun-cult of Re in Heliopolis, he was called 'Lord of the Thrones of the Two Lands of Upper and Lower Egypt'.
www.philae.nu /akhet/AmunCreator.html   (1919 words)

 Gods and Godesses   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Amun was one of the most powerful gods in ancient Egypt.
Amun was important throughout the history of ancient Egypt.
A large and important temple was built at Thebes to honour Amun.
www.ancientegypt.co.uk /gods/explore/amun.html   (61 words)

 Amun, the kingmaker
This is why Amun is known as a creator god or god of fertility but he is also known as the hidden one, possibly because of his association with eight primeval Egyptian deities in the Hermopolis area.
When we see statues of Amun, he is usually depicted as either a man with feathers on his head or with a ram's head or in the guise of a ram.
Amun was part of a divine family that included Mut, the vulture goddess, and Khonsu, the moon god or god of childbirth.
www.exn.ca /Stories/2001/07/20/52.cfm   (635 words)

 Amun Ra   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Amun Ra's diverse background also emboldens its hodgepodge of styles: Rutman is from Russia, while the other members are from the East Coast and the Midwest.
At the apex of Amun Ra’s ambiance is, of course, Emily Shirley.
Amun Ra are not only separating themselves from the atypical, they are establishing an entire new level for newcomers to attain.
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 Egyptian gods Amun, Anubis, Anuket, Aset, Aten, Atum
She is one of the eight primeval gods in the Ogdoad,, forming the female counterpart of Amun.
Amun and his female counterpart Amaunet, are one of four pairs of the Ogdoad, the Creation Myth which originated in Hermopolis (el-Ashmunein).
Temple of Hibis, at El-Kharga Oasis, to Amun, Mut and Khonsu.
www.philae.nu /akhet/NetjeruA.html   (7122 words)

 Amun Ra   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
AMUN RA is a Boston-based rock band blending soulful pop songwriting with breakbeats and electronica.
AMUN RA keeps a steady gigging schedule in the Northeast, and continues to win new fans in the Boston area venues such as the Lizard Lounge, TT the Bear’s, and The Middle East, in New York City's Lion's Den, in Burlington, Vermont’s Club Metronome, as well as many other venues across New England.
AMUN RA has played well over 100 live shows in it’s two year existence while sharing the stage with other notable Boston bands such as Moonraker, Lovewhip, Emergency Music, Superhoney, Fluttr Effect and many others.
www.amunramusic.com /band.html   (350 words)

 ANCIENT EGYPT : Amun and the One, Great & Hidden (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Amun is depicted anthropomorphically and wears his typical crown, consisting of a modius surmounted by two high feathers, divided vertically into two sections (the Two Lands), each plume having horizontal segments adding up to seven.
Amun precedes the primodial ocean, the Waters (Nun, "father of the gods") and the rest of the Ogdoad.
Amun's absolute anteriority, precedence and distinction are again emphasized and then the theme of his preeminent causative role is developed.
www.maat.sofiatopia.org.cob-web.org:8888 /amun.htm   (13048 words)

 Ancient Egyptian god - Amun   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Of the attributes ascribed to his in the Ancient Egyptian Empire nothing is known, but "hidden" is usually given to his name, the personification of the hidden and unknown creative power which was associated with the primeval abyss, gods in the creation of the world, and all that is in it.
The word or root Amun, certainly means "what is hidden, mean nothing more than the disappearance of the god from the sight of men at the close of day.
In the times approaching the Ptolemaic period the name Amun appears to have been connected with the root men, "to abide, to be permanent;" and one of the attributes which were applied to him was that of eternal, he is represented in five forms in Egypt:
www.aldokkan.com /religion/amun.htm   (143 words)

 Egyptomania: Deities (Amun)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Amun was a god of ancient Egypt known in very early eras but who gained his dominance during the New Kingdom at Thebes.
His mythology confers many attributes to him which other gods have, with the exception that Amun is said to have given birth to himself, and no other god has that power.
Amun is depicted as a young virile man wearing a headdress of double plumes representing the Two Lands, upper and lower Egypt.
www.seattleartmuseum.org /Exhibit/Archive/egypt/emania/epedia/deities/amun.htm   (191 words)

 Arkansas Model United Nations (AMUN)
The AMUN Conference is co-sponsored by the Model United Nations (MUN) organizations at Hendrix College and the University of Central Arkansas.
The AMUN is a multi-disciplinary, educational program with the primary goal of providing high school students with a unique opportunity to enhance their communication skills, improve their critical thinking skills, and increase their understanding of diplomacy and international politics.
The annual AMUN Conference provides a setting in which students are able to simulate representatives of various countries throughout the world in the decision-making bodies of the United Nations.
www.uca.edu /org/amun   (360 words)

 AMUN 2003
AMUN will provide brief overviews for several likely topics, but these are not intended to limit the actual discussions which may take place when the sessions convene.
AMUN also requests that any delegations submitting these briefs provide the name and contact information for their advocate in advance of the Conference.
AMUN thus suggests that these students should also be assigned to another committee or council, preferably with a partner who can cover the other body in their absence.
www.tc.umn.edu /~unsa/AMUN2003.htm   (892 words)

 Arkansas Model United Nations (AMUN)
Faculty advisors are required, at the time of registration on the first day of the conference, to bring a list of each of their delegations, as well as the names of the students on each of the delegations.
The AMUN Secretariat and headquarters staff will be able to make photocopies of resolutions for delegates and committee officers (no copies will be made unless a resolution has been approved by a committee officer).
The AMUN Secretariat asks that all delegations attend the closing ceremonies out of respect for all of the delegates and delegations participating in the conference.
www.uca.edu /org/amun/rules.htm   (1775 words)

 The God Amun-Re
From the New Kingdom on, Amun was arguably the most important deity, both as a god of the state ("Amun, lord of the thrones of the Two Lands") and as a deity to whom common people turned in adversity.
As a creator god Amun is most often identified as Amun-Re (in the typical Egyptian blending of deities, combined with the main solar deity, Re).
For the Egyptians the color of gold and the sheen of its surface were associated with the sun, and the skin of gods was supposed to be made of that precious metal.
www.homestead.com /wysinger/amunre.html   (284 words)

 Baako Bengals - ALC Amun's Page
Amun is pictured below at just two and one-half weeks of age.
Amun is pictured below at about eight weeks of age.
Amun is approximately 4 months of age in these photos.
www.baakobengals.com /Amun_page.html   (159 words)

Amun became very powerful during the 12th dynasty with the construction of a temple in his honor at Karnak.
In the 18th Dynasty, Amun was credited with the success of pushing the foreign Hyksos out of Egypt.
Amun was very powerful in Upper Egypt to the South.
www.historylink101.net /egypt_1/gods_amun.htm   (219 words)

 Amun - Egyptian God Amun - Information about the Egyptian God Amun   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
As the Egyptians considered themselves suppressed during the period of Hyksos rule, the victory under the supreme god Amun, was seen as his championing of the underdog.
Thebes was at first their Egyptian capital, and they honoured Amun greatly, although their wealth and culture were not sufficient to effect much.
However, in the rest of Egypt, his cult was rapidly overtaken, in popularity, by the less devisive cult of the Legend of Osiris and Isis, which had not been associated with Akhenaten's actions.
egyptiandreams.co.uk /amun.php?osCsid=e8c2889565cf946c27b27f735c9d9071   (1552 words)

 MEINL Amun cymbals inspire - the cymbal site   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Precise fine-tuning: Amun cymbals are lathed at a slower pace with a specially designed cutter.
MEINL Amun series cymbals offer a large variety of different sounds which have been developed especially for live applications.
For example, Amun crashes all have a powerful and cutting sound which is essential for live use on big stages.
www.meinlcymbals.com /cymbal_series/cymbals_amun.html   (641 words)

 The Amun Ra Ritual
Egyptian Witchcraft > Amun Ra Amun Ra The Amun-Ra Ritual
Amun, meaning “ hidden” and Ra meaning “ light” Amun the god, he who abides in all things.
I will command him to accomplish your desired wish, what ever it may be, and in return of his favor, he will receive a basket full of gifts that even he can not resist.
www.egyptian-witchcraft.com /Amun_Ra.htm   (739 words)

 God's Wife of Amun - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The first royal wife to hold this post was the wife of Ahmose I, Queen Ahmose-Nefertari, and this event is recorded in a stela in the temple of Amun at Karnak, and the role seems to have been a priestly post of importance in the temple of Amun in Thebes.
The office of the God's Wife of Amun reached the very heights of its political power during the late Third Intermediate Period of Egypt when Shepenupet I, Osorkon III's daughter was first appointed to this post at Thebes.
Later, the Saite king Psamtik I would forcibly reunite Egypt in March 656 BC under his rule and compel the then serving God's Wife of Amun, Shepenupet II, daughter of Piye, to appoint his own daughter Nitocris as her chosen successor to this position.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/God's_Wife_of_Amun   (498 words)

The cult was taken over by the Egyptians, who identified the god with their supreme god Amun; they called god of the oracle 'Amun of Siwa, lord of good counsel'.
The first pharaoh said to have sacrificed to this god was Bocchoris (718-712), but the report, which was written in the second century CE by the Roman author Tacitus, is late and belongs to a rather suspect text; as a consequence, we can not be certain that it is true.
His cult spread to the Greek world, and was especially propagated by the poet Pindar (522-445), who was the first Greek to dedicate an ode to the god and one of the first Greeks to erect a statue to the god.
www.livius.org /am-ao/ammon/ammon.htm   (950 words)

 Amun with Sickle Statue
Amun (Amon, Amoun) is often considered the supreme and primeval ruler of the Egyptian pantheon of Gods.
His name means something like "to conceal" and he is often considered the hidden ruler of all things, as contrasted with the visible ruler of the world, the Sun God Ra.
The sacred animal of Amun is the curved-horn ram, probably for its strength and pro-creative power.
www.somaluna.com /product.asp?p=920   (173 words)

 American Model United Nations International   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
American Model United Nations (AMUN) International is pleased to announce we are accepting reservations for our first ever Graduate chool and Career Expo.
This will be held in conjunction with our annual AMUN International Collegiate Conference, from 18-21 November 2006 at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers in Chicago, Illinois.
AMUN, held annually in November, is now accepting delegation registrations.
www.amun.org   (309 words)

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