American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Akhenaton Originally A·men·ho·tep IV (äˌmən-hōˈtĕp, ămˌən-) Died c. 1358 B.C. King of Egypt (1375?-1358?) who rejected the old gods and initiated a monotheistic worship of the sun-god Aton.
- n. early ruler of Egypt who rejected the old gods and replaced them with sun worship (died in 1358 BC)
“Civilization and the current messiah of its time, Jesus, such as Akhenaton, such as Zoraster, shall be flushed, useless, into the abyss of nihil.”
“He thought of the age of Akhenaton in ancient Egypt, the reign of Zoroaster in Persia, the golden ages of Greece and Islam, the several great periods of Chinese culture, and the European Renaissance.”
“Having outlived her husband, she stayed in the new city of Amarna where she is shown in bas reliefs sharing the life of Akhenaton and Nefertiti.”
“Akhenaton and Nefertiti: Sun and Shadow of the Pharaohs" exhibits artifacts documenting the reign of Egyptian King Akhenaten and his wife Nefertiti (14th century B.C.), the first monotheistic rulers.”
“Though it was to only last his lifetime, as Tutankhaten who succeeded Akhenaton quickly changed his name to Tutankhamun or Tutankhamen and led the Egyptians back to polytheistic or multi God/Goddess beliefs.”
“That is until Akhenaton in ancient Egypt around 1352 BC.”
“For over 1500 years, before Akhenaton, ancient Egypt had worshipped a multitude of Gods and Goddesses each with their own particular properties and associated priests and temples.”
“In only 20 years Akhenaton formed a single rigid religious hierarchy that peaked with Aten, who was the living Sun God embodied by the Pharaoh on earth.”
“Which makes Ms. Evans' book all the more ballsey for assigning such an exodus to Meritaten I want to say this was the daughter of Akhenaton that Horemheb married, but I'm not certain -- there names are so similar, and this isn't my favored time period so my memory is a bit spotty.”
“Though not of royal blood himself, Horemheb married a daughter of Akhenaton AND proclaimed that Horus had elevated him to godhood.”
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