An Egyptian deity in the form of a scarab-headed figure. He was an aspect of the sun god at dawn and often identified with the god Atum and so associated with resurrection.
   See also Aten; Re; Religion.
Historical Dictionary Of Ancient Egypt by Morris L. Bierbrier

Ancient Egypt. A Reference Guide. . 2011.

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