Aten

Aten, the Sun-disk venerated by the Egyptians. The Aten was originally the conveyance of Atum, the sun God, but later evolved into a deity in its own right. The monotheistic religion of the Aten briefly replaced the original Egyptian practices under Amenhotep IV, who called himself Akhenaten (“Son of Aten”) and required his subjects to worship the Aten.

The new religion was terribly unpopular, and was abolished by his son, Tutankhaten (Tutankhamen.)

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Akhenaten, Nefertiti worship the Aten
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Related Symbols:
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Anonymous September 8, 2014 at 9:11 am

what does it mean by disk??

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Jennifer September 14, 2014 at 6:26 pm

A disk meaning a 2-d representation of a sphere.

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