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Aten

   

Pantheon: Egyptian
Deity Of: Sun
Gender: Male
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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.

 
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