Amun is a pretty complicated guy. The name "Amun" means "the secret/hidden one", and isn't even his real name. According to legend, his real name is—wait for it—a secret. He started out as a small-time god in Thebes, but as Thebes became a more powerful city, Amun became a more powerful god. He got to be such a powerful figure that he even started to take on the identities of gods who were already around. First, he totally replaced Montu, the Theban god of war who was previously The Big Cheese. His biggest transformation was into Amun-Re, an aspect of the sun god. You'd think that rocketing from small-town fame to being "King of the gods" in under ten years would go to a guy's head, but not with him. Having his own humble roots, he was known as a god who stood up for the poor.
|Nickname||Amon, Amun-Re, Great Cackler, Master of the Head-Band|
|Occupation||King of the gods, Protector of the poor|
|Education||I'll never tell|
|Political views||New Kingdom Theban Party|
|Parents||I'm… my own parent. Don't worry about it.|
|Children||Khonsu (with Mut)|
|Friends||Khonsu, Mut, Re, Horakhty, Min, I'm pretty friendly with everyone|
|Enemies||No one, really. Maybe Apep/Apophis. That guy's kind of a hater in general.|
|Relationship status||Formerly married to Amaunet; Married to Mut|
|Interested in||Truth, Justice, Fairness, Stoicism|
|Quotations||"The Cosmos is all that is or was or ever will be. Our feeblest contemplations of the Cosmos stir us—there is a tingling in the spine, a catch in the voice, a faint sensation, as if a distant memory, of falling from a height. We know we are approaching the greatest of mysteries."|
– Carl Sagan
"If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning: just as, if there were no light in the universe and therefore no creatures with eyes, we should never know it was dark. Dark would be without meaning."
– C.S. Lewis
"If you tremble with indignation at every injustice then you are a comrade of mine."
– Che Guevara
"The reason why the universe is eternal is that it does not live for itself; it gives life to others as it transforms."
– Lao Tzu
"Human being to the mob—What's a mob to a king? What's a king to a god?"
– "No Church in the Wild", Jay-Z, Kanye West, and Frank Ocean
|Books||Watchmen by Alan Moore (Dr. Manhattan bears a certain undeniable resemblance to me: blue, god-like, and cosmic) |
Beowulf (I love anonymous authors. No one knows the name of the author of Beowulf, but he or she is essentially immortal through their work. You don't need a name to be insanely famous)
Life, The Universe, and Everything by Douglas Adams (The title pretty much says it all)
"The Last Question" by Isaac Asimov (This is a famous sci-fi short story about humans and very powerful computers. I don't want to spoil the ending, but... well, I liked it a lot)
On the Road by Jack Kerouac (Existential storytelling at its most beat)
The Adventures of Robin Hood by Roger Lancelyn Green (I am all about helping my less-fortunate bros. Plus, who doesn't love a good adventure story?)
Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson (Okay, so this is a kid's book, but this little guy, Harold, creates an entire universe with a purple crayon. He reminds me of my youth. *Sniffle*)
Gwendolyn the Miracle Hen by Nancy Sherman (Laying eggs to benefit the poor. I love both of these things!)
The Will to Power by Friedrich Nietzsche (This is a book about human desire reach the highest attainable position. I might not be a human, but quickly moving up in the ranks is something I know a lot about.)
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreich (Be well informed so you can stand up with people who are under-paid and under-represented. We're all in this life together, gods and mortals, rich and poor.)
|Music||Eye In The Sky by The Alan Parson's Project (The Eye in the Sky is the Eye of Ra. Um, spoiler alert?) |
Here Comes the Sun by George Harrison
This Time Tomorrow by The Kinks
Jenny From the Block by Jennifer Lopez (Used to have a little, now I have a lot)
A Glorious Dawn by autotuned Carl Sagan, ft. Stephen Hawking
Born This Way by Lady Gaga (The video has some very interesting birth-of-cosmic-beings scenes and is rumored to have a bunch of Illuminati references.
The Edge of Glory by Lady Gaga (I sang this a lot right before I got super popular)
Star Trek: Tik Tok by Ke$ha, with some YouTube help (I see myself in Spock. Plus, how do you know I don't like to party? Sometimes I party.)
Star Trek (2009) (Space and crazy time travel! I really love space. It was my first home, you know?)
Mulholland Drive (Pretty much any David Lynch movie is going to be insanely mysterious. Just try to figure out the point.)
A Fistful of Dollars (Clint Eastwood plays The Man with No Name in this classic Western)
Blade Runner (Future dystopia sci-fi noir. Ethical dilemmas brought to you by Harrison Ford.)
|TV Shows||Star Trek (Original Series) |
Doctor Who (An ancient, time-traveling smart guy who stays young forever and loves the human race. Oh, and no one knows his real name. What's not to love?)
|Likes||The Royal Ascot (Those hats, man. So tall. So good.) |
The Blue Man Group
The word "aloof"
|Activities||Writing mystery novels|
Contemplating the universe
Collecting sunglasses. Ray-Bans? Or Amun-Ray-Bans, amiright? Heh.
Getting (extremely) involved in local politics
Being mysterious all the time
Astronomy and Cosmology
Oology (the study of birds' eggs)