Aten had a cult before Akhenaten, but the pharaoh found it convenient to elevate it above all others, and then to eliminate all others. It was a politically (and economically) motivated religious schism by Akhetaten, who wanted to collect the revenues ordinarily collected by the many cultic temples.
Thanks for posting this. I learned something new about Akhenaten!
posted on 09/10/2012 6:58:13 PM PDT
by Alex Murphy
(At the end of the day, you have to worship the god who can set you on fire.)
To: Alex Murphy
Thanks, I like to help out. :’)
posted on 09/11/2012 4:55:38 PM PDT
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