During the Min festivals that celebrated the beginning of the planting season,
we find renderings of pharaohs
ceremonially hoeing the ground and watering the fields under the supervision of Min.
Likewise at the Min festival that marked the beginning of the harvest season,
the pharaoh was seen reaping the grain.
Despite his fertility associations, Min was also known as Lord of the Eastern
In this role he was the protector of the caravan routes from his cult center
at Koptos to the Red Sea.
As the Lord of Foreign Lands he was the protector of nomads and hunters.