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.)
|Akhenaten, Nefertiti worship the Aten|