Theban Triad

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The Theban Triad are three Egyptian gods that were the most popular in the area of Thebes, in Egypt. The group consisted of Amun, his consort Mut and their son Khonsu.

The eighteenth and twenty fifth dynasties of the New Kingdom favored the triad. These gods were the primary objects of worship of the massive temple complex at Karnak, although temples and shrines exist throughout Egypt, such as one at Deir el-Hagar close to the Dakhla Oasis.[1] Amenhotep I, the Pharaoh who built Karnak, was often depicted among these gods.

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  1. ^ "Roman Emperors". Digital Egypt. Retrieved 2007-10-14.