The Wizards Table
Divination & Character Analysis
Deity Of: Sun
Description: Aten is the Sun God of Egypt. Akhenaten, Pharaoh of Egypt in 1365 B.C.E., in an effort to wrest power from the powerful priest class, developed the one-god concept in the name of the Aten, the sun disk. Because the one-god concept was revolutionary, Akhenaten was reviled and after his death, the many gods of Egypt were restored. Scholars believe that Moses developed his one-god concept from his knowledge of the Egyptian cult of Aten.