Who Is the Egyptian God Amon-Re?

Amon-Re, also known as Amen-Re or Amun-Re, was considered the king of the gods in Egyptian mythology. The Egyptian people had several symbols for him, including the sun, a ram and a goose.

Amon-Re was originally known just as Amon, Amen or Amun. In Thebes, where Amon was considered their patron saint, he was merged with Re, the sun god. Amon-Re was associated with creating the world and protecting the helpless. In Hermopolis, worshippers of Amon-Re believed that he married Mut and had a son named Khonsu, the god of the moon. The worship of Amon-Re survived many periods of Egyptian history.