Budge Ernest Alfred Thompson Wallis - The gods of the egyptians Volume 2


Author : Budge Ernest Alfred Thompson Wallis
Title : The gods of the egyptians or Studies in Egyptian mythology Volume 2
Year : 1904

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Amen and Amen-Ra, King of the gods, and the triad of Thebes. Among the gods who were known to the Egyptians in very early times were Amen and his consort Ambnt, and their names are found in the Pyramid Texts, e.g., Unas, line 558, where they are mentioned immediately after the pair of gods Nau and Nen, a and in connexion with the twin Lion-gods Shu and Tefnut, who are described as the two gods who made their own bodies, and with the goddess Temt, the female counterpart of Tem. It is evident that even in the remote period of the Vth Dynasty Amen and Ament were numbered among the primeval gods, if not as gods in chief certainly as subsidiary forms of some of them, and from the fact that they are mentioned immediately after the deities of primeval matter, Nau and Nen, who we may consider to be the equivalents of the watery abyss from which all things sprang, and immediately before Temt and Shu and Tefnut, it would seem that the writers or editors of the Pyramid Texts assigned great antiquity to their existence. ...

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