mun means "The Hidden One".
He was one of the most powerful gods in
Early, a god of air and wind. Later, a fertility god. The Creator of
During the New Kingdom he became "The King of the Gods".
was said to be able to assume any form he wished, with each of the other
being one of these forms.
From the eighteenth dynasty on he was a
Through political means managed to assimilate many lesser
Amun was important throughout the history of
However, when Amun was
combined with the sun god Ra he was even more
He was then called Amun-Ra.
A large and important temple was built at Thebes
to honour Amun.