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.
Amon, Amun-Re, Great Cackler, Master of the Head-Band
King of the gods, Protector of the poor
I'll never tell
New Kingdom Theban Party
I'm… my own parent. Don't worry about it.
Khonsu (with Mut)
Khonsu, Mut, Re, Horakhty, Min, I'm pretty friendly with everyone
No one, really. Maybe Apep/Apophis. That guy's kind of a hater in general.
Formerly married to Amaunet; Married to Mut
Truth, Justice, Fairness, Stoicism
"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."
Watchmen by Alan Moore (Dr. Manhattan bears a certain undeniable resemblance to me: blue, god-like, and cosmic)
Eye In The Sky by The Alan Parson's Project (The Eye in the Sky is the Eye of Ra. Um, spoiler alert?)
If you want to find Amun, you might have to try pretty hard. He's a very secretive guy. If you're lucky enough to be a pharaoh, you'll probably have better luck. Not only will he help you reign justly and wisely, but he'll sleep with your wife so you have godly children (this is a good thing), and sit with you in the afterlife while you... eat the organs of the other gods. If you're not a pharaoh, try a temple in Karnak. If you confess your sins to him, he might help you out. Kind of a weird guy, but we have yet to hear a complaint about him. If push comes to shove, just look for the blue guy wearing the super tall hat.
Age: In his prime
Build: Average height, very fit
Complexion: Blue, sometimes brown
Hair Color: Unknown. Always hidden by fancy hats. Assumed black (the color of his goatee)
Facial Hair: Long, curved goatee
Jewelry and accessories: A headdress, a staff, sometimes an ankh or an—ahem—erect phallus.
Clothing: White skirt, sometimes a corset, a huge headband with two super-tall feathers
Type of Weapon: Scimitar
Places where there are geese
Dec 20, 2019 - Dec 20, 2019
This statue of Amun was built right at the end of Amun's godly predominance. He's missing the big feathers in his cap, but otherwise it's in great condition. Solid gold, super beautiful, and if you happen to visit NYC you can go see it at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Dec 20, 2019
Thoth-Amon is a dark wizard who is Conan's arch-nemesis. His first appearance was in 1932, in one of the very first Conan stories. Then, when Conan comics became the cool thing, he was in some of those, too. He makes a bonus appearance in the incredibly cheesy 1984 Arnold Schwarzenegger film Conan the Destroyer.
Dec 20, 2019
Ammon Ra popped up in Marvel's Strange Tales in an issue of Thor in 1982, only this portrayal of Amun was actually as a different aspect of Atum. (Sounds like somebody didn't do their research.) The character also appears in a few issues of Uncanny X-Men.
Dec 20, 1992
This intense poem is from a book about the pharaoh Akhenaten by Australian poet Dorothy Porter. Akhenaten is famous for being one of the only pharaohs (and definitely the most vocal) to not worship Amun during the New Kingdom period.
Dec 20, 1999
Though the god doesn't pop up in flesh and blood, per se, the fictional Book of Amun Ra is a major plot device in this film. It's a shiny gold book full of spells that can counter those in the Book of the Dead.
This is a contemporary poem for Amun-Ra, with lots of very serious religious intent. There is a group of American Muslims who have incorporated ancient Egyptian beliefs into their own scriptures.