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Author Topic: AKHENATEN/TUTANKHAMUN  (Read 75969 times)
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« on: April 02, 2007, 04:16:15 pm »

This new found deity was yet a very old one - the sky god Horus, that since pre-historic times had been incarnate in the king and carried the Aten, the disk of the daytime sun, Re, across the heavens upon giant
falcon wings. 

In the Re-Herakhte of Akhenaten, however, the falcon was soon transformed from the bearer of the solar disk upon its vertex into the disk itself, shooting forth its rays, each ending in a human hand, thus manifesting
itself as an active force, a heavenly king like Re, reigning over the Horizon where lay the realms of light. 

Within a few months this solar symbol of deity had devoloped into an abstraction and a sole god. 

During the remainder of the reign it became increasingly regal, predominatly abstract and, at the last, 
brooked no rival.

This belief, however was almost as old as the pharaonate itself.  Every pharaoh was an incarnation of the
great sky god Horus, and since early times had borne the title "Son of Re", the active solar deity to whom
he would be assimilated at death.
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