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THE GREAT ATEN

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« Reply #60 on: March 08, 2008, 03:08:02 pm »








In Year 9 Akhenaten strengthened the Atenist regime, declaring the Aten to be not merely
the supreme god, but the only god, a universal deity, and forbidding worship of all others,
including the veneration of idols, even privately in people's homes - an arena the Egyptian
state had previously not touched in religious terms. Atenism was then based on strict uni-
tarian monotheism, the belief in one single God. Aten was addressed in prayers, such as the
Great Hymn to the Aten:



                                     "O Sole God beside whom there is none".



Akhenaten staged the ritual regicide of the old supreme god Amun, and ordered the defacing
of Amun's temples throughout Egypt, and of all the old gods.

The word for `gods' (plural) was proscribed, and inscriptions have been found in which even
the hieroglyph of the word for "mother" has been excised and re-written in alphabetic signs,
because it had the same sound in ancient Egyptian as the sound of name of the Theban
goddess Mut. Aten's name is also written differently after Year 9, to emphasise the radical-
ism of the new regime.

No longer is the Aten written using the symbol of a rayed solar disc, but instead it is spelled
phonetically.
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