Gods Wife, Gods Servant: The Gods Wife of Amun (ca.740–525 BC)


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Yet despite their presence in the chapel, it is Shepenwepet that appears there as the main cultic officiant, a role that was usually performed by the High priest of Amun. Rather than appointing a male family member, who could potentially use his position to engender a rival dynasty, a pliable young woman posed little threat.

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Dr. Mariam F. Ayard's delightful treatise on the lives of five 'God's Wife of Amun' [ Eg. hemet netjer en imen] accomplishes three things: a deligthful filling in of a. God's Wife, God's Servant: The God's Wife of Amun ( BC). Mariam Ayad. Uploaded by. Mariam Ayad. Reviews of Books tional variables; Lurson.

Scholars have noted the fragmentary nature of Libyan rule and their tendency to divide rule among semi-autonomous fiefdoms. Ankhnesneferibre receives life from Isis. Chapel of Ankhnesneferibre at Karnak.

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It was this lateral, more egalitarian mode of rule and power-sharing that allowed Shebitqo to appoint his brother as the army commander-in-chief. Ideally, the king was the commander-in-chief of the Egyptian army.

By delegating military leadership to his brother, Shebitqo was relinquishing an aspect of his royal powers. Just as the king delegated the army command to a brother, so he also delegated his role in the temple to one of his sisters. Neither Haremakhet nor his son Harkhebit, who succeeded him to office, feature prominently in the iconographic and textual record — a strong indication that neither had the civil and military positions occupied by their predecessors.

As a matter of policy, they could not allow an Egyptian to hold a position of supreme power. They were not socialised to become economically independent nor to hold positions of supreme political and religious significance.

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Egypt -- History -- To B. Egypt -- History -- Eighteenth dynasty, ca.

Egypt -- Religious life and customs. Contents Machine generated contents note: The historical setting The God's Wife: Atum and the Heliopolitan creation myth The mythic conception II: Rites and rituals Entertaining the gods The sistrum, the menat-necklace and objects sacred to Hathor Provisioning the gods: Symmetrically opposed scenes Partnering with the king 2: Other rites of "royal and divine" dominion Celebrating the sed festival 3.

Avenues to legitimacy Assumption of the priesthood The God's Wife and initiation rites Avenues to legitimacy Adoption, succession to office, and age at appointment Sexuality, celibacy and the sexual role of the God's Wife The end of the God's Wife as an institution The legacy of the God's Wives of Amun.

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Online — Access your eBooks using the links emailed to you on your Routledge. Pindar the poet honoured the god with a hymn. Several words derive from Amun via the Greek form, Ammon , such as ammonia and ammonite. Priestly Companions and Priestly Rank. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Available in Russia Shop from Russia to buy this item. To include a comma in your tag, surround the tag with double quotes.

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