Montu

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Montu, Monthu, Mentu or Menthu
Montu.svg
Name in hieroglyphs
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Major cult centerHermonthis, Thebes, Medamud, El-Tod
SymbolSun disk, feathers, weapons
ConsortRaet-Tawy, Tjenenyet, Iunit

Montu was a falcon-god of war in Ancient Egyptian religion, an embodiment of the conquering vitality of the pharaoh.[1] He was particularly worshipped in Upper Egypt and in the district of Thebes, despite being a Delta-native, astral deity.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Hart, George, A Dictionary of Egyptian Gods and Goddesses, Routledge, 1986, ISBN 0-415-05909-7. p. 126.
  2. Rachet, Guy (1994). Dizionario della civiltà egizia. Rome: Gremese Editore. ISBN 88-7605-818-4. p. 208.