Moon god. His principal place of worship was Thebes, where he was regarded as a son of Amunand his consort, Mut. He is attested from the Old Kingdombut gained greater prominence during the New Kingdomwith the growth of the cult of Amun. He had a separate temple within the Karnak complex. He is depicted as a human or hawkheaded deity with a lunar crescent. His cult continued during the Graeco-Roman Period, and at Kom Ombo he was worshipped as a son of Sobekand Hathor.
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Historical Dictionary Of Ancient Egypt by Morris L. Bierbrier

Ancient Egypt. A Reference Guide. . 2011.

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