From Egyptian mythology, this creature has the head of a crocodile, the body of a lion and the hindquarters of a hippopotamus. He eats the hearts of the dead who are judged to be unworthy during the final judgment in the hall of Osiris. Also called Devourer of the Dead.

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  • Amun — Amun, reconstructed Egyptian Yamānu (also spelled Amon , Amoun , Amen , and rarely Imen , Greek Ἄμμων Ammon , and Ἅμμων Hammon ), was the name of a deity in Egyptian mythology, who gradually rose from being an abstract concept to the patron deity …   Wikipedia

  • Amun Re — in Hieroglyphen Ideogramm …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • AMUN — h. e. Occultatus, Iovis nomen apud Aegyptios; Graeci ac Latini Ammon extulêre: quô occultatum seu occultationem significari Manethos Sebennita voluir, apud Plutarchum de Iside et Osir. Meminit eius quoque Iamblichus apud Cael. Rhodig. l. 18. c.… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Amun — (Ammon, Hammon, d.i. der Unbekannte, Dunkle), in der ägyptischen Mythologie der oberste Gott, abgebildet als König, sitzend auf einem Throne, in der Hand das Scepter, auf dem Kopf eine Krone mit 2 hohen Federn u. lang hinabhängendem Band.… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Amun — Ạmun   [»der Verborgene«], griechisch Ạmon oder Ạmmon, ägyptischer Gott, ursprünglich wohl der unsichtbare Wind, seit der 11. Dynastie v. a. im Tempel von Karnak verehrt. Durch die Verbindung mit dem Sonnengott als Amun Re wird er zum… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Amun, V. — V. Amun. Der ehrwürdige Amun wird von Palladius gelobt. Rufinus, welcher ihn Ammon nennt, erzählt von ihm, daß er Räuber bekehrte und sie auf den Weg der Buße leitete. (Mg.) …   Vollständiges Heiligen-Lexikon

  • Amun, St. — St. Amun (Amon), so v.w. Ammonios 6) …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Amun —    Chief god of the New Kingdom and later. Originally a minor god at Thebes, he rose to prominence in Dynasty 12, which came from the south, and was promoted to the head of the pantheon under the Theban Dynasty 18 through a fusion with the sun… …   Ancient Egypt

  • Amun — /ˈamən/ (say ahmuhn) noun a minor Theban god with the head of a ram, symbolising fertility and life, later identified by the Egyptians with the sun god, Ra, their principal deity, and known as Amun Ra. Also, Amen, Amon. {Egyptian, explained as… …   Australian English dictionary

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