An amalgamation of the older Gods Amun and Ra. He is the King of the Gods. At the height of his worship, he was the most powerful of the Gods, approaching monotheism. He was shown as a man with a crown of two plumes, sometimes with a sun disk on the plumes. The ram was his sacred animal, sometimes he was depicted as a man with the head of a ram with curving horns, or even completely as a ram. With time, Amun and/or Ra became associated with other Gods, such as Amun Min, Ra Horakhty, or Ra Montu.

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Amun Ra - King of the Gods

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Relief of Amun Ra (left) and Ptah (right) in the Karnak Temple in Luxor. (897k)
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Relief of Amun Ra (center) and Neith (right), with a Pharaoh (left) in the Karnak Temple in Luxor. (1189k)
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Relief of Amun Ra (left, holding the Was scepter), Horus (middle), and the Pharaoh (right) in the Luxor Temple. (678k)
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Relief of Amun Ra with a Ram's head in the Luxor Temple. (622k)
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Relief of Amun Ra (left and right) and the Pharaoh Ramesses II (middle, in stride) in the Luxor Temple. (1046k)
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Relief of Amun Ra with a Ram's head (right), and Horus (left) in the Temple of Horus in Edfu. (920k)
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Relief of Amun Ra with a Ram's head, holding the Was scepter, in the Philae Temple of Isis. (569k)
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Relief of Amun Ra (center, holding the Was scepter), Ra Horakhty (right), Horus (far right) and the Pharaoh Ramesses II (left) in the Temple of Abu Simbel. (677k)

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