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ancient egyptian
YMN > 'IMN > AMON

This name derives from the Ancient Egyptian “Ymn > 'Imn > Amon”, meaning “the hidden one”. Amun, king of the gods, was attested since the old kingdom together with his spouse Amaunet. With the 11th dynasty (~21st century BC), he rose to the position of patron deity of Thebes by replacing Monthu. After the rebellion of Thebes against the Hyksos and with the rule of Ahmose I, Amun acquired national importance, expressed in his fusion with the Sun god, Ra, as Amun-Ra.

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