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Anum Ra’s Decline

Anum’s authoritybbegan to weaken after the twentith dynasty. The priests and Pharohs tried to hold him up as well as they could, unfortunetly they could help him and things began to go downhill from there. As the leadership weakened, division between Upper Egypt, the southern portion, and Lower Egypt, the northern portion, fired up again. Nubia took rule over southern Egypt. The southern part of Egypt was the only ones who worshiped Anum.  Sadly their devotion or their wealth couldn’t stop the cult. In the rest of Egypt, however, the popularity of the cult of Amun was rapidly overtaken by the rise of the new cult of  Isis and Orsis.

Amun Ra’s Temple.

This is what Amun’s death temple looked like. The Egyptians were real big on their beleif on the “afterlife”. They believed that after you die your soul would continue on in the temple that was built for you. In the earlier times only people that were kings, or of great importence got a temple. After many centuries the average joe begins to have a temple of a room or something for their body to reside in while they were in the afterlife. Amun’s temple was a large temple with many rooms. Showing he was of great importence.

Prior to entering the Temple of Amun, there is a long row of cult statutes called the Avenue of Sphinxese. Each statue is a seated sphinx with the king standing under its paws beneath its chin. This is because Amun is accosiated with the lion. The temple’s main entrance is beside the Nile river.  An outer pylon that has a majestic view is at the main entrance door. This pylon is the last one built in the temple. Egyptians believed that temples are live growing things, like seeds.

The temple of Karnak was known as Ipet-isut  by the ancient Egyptians. It is a city of temples built over 2000 years and dedicated to the Theben triad of Amun, Mut and Khonsu.  This could have possibly the place of the gods. It is the mother of a ll religious bulidings, and it was created over 4,000 years ago. It covers about 200 acres. The area of the sacred enclosure of Amon alone is 61 acres. Making this place a pretty good place to live in the “afterlife”.

How did amon ra get so powerful?

Although the ancient Egyptians did worship hundreds of different gods, there were several gods were more popular than others such as Amon-Re as he was the primary Egyptian god, supposed to be self-created. He was thought to be all-powerful and in result was thought to have created the entire world by simply speaking it into being. While at first he wasn’t one of the more dominent gods, he eventually replaced Egypt’s war god and became such an important god that he was recognized as the king of all gods. He was regarded as the Egyptian version of Zeus. In essence, he became the one and only supreme deity.

Amon became more powerful in the middle of the 16th dynasty. This was because he was protector of the Egyptian state and the Monarchy. He was one of the eight gods of the Ogdoad of hermopolis. At that time, temples were built and dedicated to Amun throughout Egypt. He continued to grow as the city of Thebes grew bigger and bigger.Amun-Re was associated with the Egyptian monarchy, and theoretically, rather than threatening the pharaoh’s power, the throne was supported by Amun-Re. The ancient theology made Amun-Re the physical father of the king.

Even after his death his daughter took rule. This was because her husband died and had a small child. So in the meantime she took rule and lead Egypt. Her name was Hatshepsut. Hatshepsut was born around 1502 BC. She was a very good ruler and a very well known ruler Proxy-Connection: keep-alive
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What is Amon Ra’s story?

Amon Re was considered to be the “king of gods”. While most gods were born at a certian period of time, they faded in and out of popularity. Amon Re always was in the culture and mythology of the very complex culture. He was often associated with the ram, the goose, and the bull. He seemed to be very popular in two different cities, they were Thebes and Hermopolis. Hermopolis was where he is believed to have married his wife Mut. The couple gave birth to a son named Khonsu, who was the moon god.

At first Amun was only one of many deities worshiped by the Egyptians. As he became more important, he was combined with the sun god Ra to form a new deity called Amun-Ra. The Egyptians honored him as king of gods, and creator of the universe. They also believed he was father of the pharahos.
Amun usually appears in Egyptian art as a bearded man with a headdress containing two ostrich feathers, a broad necklace, and a close-fitting garment. In one hand he has an ankh, the Egyptian symbol of life.

The Egyptian god, Amon Ra is the main god,or the sun god in this religion. He defeats Set the god of darkness and storms, every night to become the sun and bring the day to earth. At least this is what the Egyptians believed.  His name is special too. Amon means god of life and reproduction. Ra means god of supreme deity. He is always compared to having the head of a ram.