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« Reply #90 on: March 15, 2008, 03:24:38 pm »


p. 65

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                                                      "dweller in his Disk."

Heraakhuti was the

                                                  "god of the two horizons,"

i.e., the Sun-god by day, from sunrise to sunset, and in the hieroglyphs with which his name is written, we see the Disk resting upon the horizon of the east and the horizon of the west.

Thothmes IV, who owed his throne to the priesthoods of Tem and Ra at Heliopolis, incorporated
the name of Tem in his Nebti title, and styled himself "made of Ra," "chosen of Ra," and "beloved
of Ra."

As the name of Amen is wanting in every one of his titles, it seems reasonable to assume that his personal sympathies lay with the cult of the solar gods of the North and not with the cult of Amen
of Thebes. But he maintained good relations with the priests of Amen, and made gifts to their god, who through the victories of Thothmes III was recognized in the Egyptian Win, Egypt, and Syria as the god of all the world.

Thothmes IV was succeeded by his son Amenhetep III, the third king to bear the name, and the priesthood of Thebes asserted that he was the veritable son of their god Amen, whose blood ran in
his veins.

According to this fiction, the god assumed the form of Thothmes IV, and Queen Mutemuaa became with child by him. How much or how little religious instruction the child received cannot be said, but it is probable that any teaching which he received from his mother, the princess of Mitanni, would make his mind to incline towards the religion of her native land.

From the titles which Amenhetep assumed when he became king, it is clear that he was content to be "the chosen of Ra," "the chosen of Tem," or "the chosen of Amen," and it seems to have mattered little to him whether he was the "beloved" and
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