Sunday, January 4, 2015

Fact of the Day: Atenism

Ancient Egyptian religion was famous for the worship of many gods, but during this time was one of the earliest examples of monotheism. Pharaoh Akhenaten decarled a sun god Aten, as the one true God and established Atenism as the official religion. It was not popular with the people who still worshiped many gods during the two decade reign of Atenism. 

19 comments:

Dascha said...

Interesting Adam!

xoxo

Pilar Domínguez said...

I have never heard about this.Interesting question.Kisses

Anonymous said...

The Sun God takes a big ole vacation at this time of year.

Margaret D said...

Didn't know any of that.

Pat Hatt said...

Well the sun is there every day

FilipBlog said...

Nice to talk about Ra together with a sun picture.

Greetings,
Filip

Christine said...

Interesting and I love that photo!

Holy Ghost Writer said...

They wanted more than one, unlike today

Mary Kirkland said...

Interesting fact, I've never heard of it.

DEZMOND said...

which is why his successor erased all evidences of his existence and closed down all of his temples and palaces. His wife, Nefertiti, was lovely too

Joy said...

Yes, there are so many Gods before and also now, but I believe in one true God. But that is me:)

Emmylou said...

I would really love to learn more about Egyptian history someday.

PS Poor Daisy.:( She's gonna lose all her fave characters! I was sad when Drogo died....

Maude Lynn said...

That's a cool fact!

Kati said...

I guess it's not easy to simply dictate people what to believe...

-Kati

stephen Hayes said...

Yes, an Egyptian invented monotheism, not the Jews.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

That is very interesting!

Caro * said...

Very interesting fact ! :)

Dixie@dcrelief said...

His was a sad tale for sure.

bj said...

I've never heard of this. Where do you get all the awesome facts, Adam?