Sky's comment on "Aton Egyptian worship" sent me spacing and I brought this upon from a layer of consciousness I recalled.
King TutankhAmun was NOT originally named as conventional history would have us believe. His original name was King Tutankh"Aten". The crooked Amun priesthood were so peeved at Akenhaten for destroying the old order of polytheism (that lined the Amun's pockets) so they posthumously changed Tut's name and re-instilled their way.
Tut's dad (Akhenaten) had blown polytheism out of the water in Egypt and instilled the 1st known monotheism worship (Aten or Aton if you want-which means "of The Sun"), and for this he was NOT "heralded". In fact, Akhenaten's likeness was defaced and his new capital of Egypt "Amarna" was destroyed. Following Dad's structure is what is believed to have brought The Boy King's rule to an early abrupt end (due to his untimely death at 19 yrs of age). The Amun priesthood also did NOT give the Boy-King his due King's burial. Sad, but trueFiled under: Ancient / Mythology, Tutankhamun
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