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High Priest of Mut or First Prophet of Mut (ancient Egyptian: ḥm-nṯr-tpỉ-n-mwt) was an ancient Egyptian religious occupational title held by the highest-ranking priest in the priesthood of the goddess Mut, which is situated at the temple of Mut in Karnak, Thebes. The office has been attested since the early New Kingdom. Due to the husband-wife relationship between Amun and Mut and the close proximity of their temple cults, the High Priest of Mut often held important positions in the Amun priesthood as well, albeit under supervision of the High Priest of Amun.

High Priest of Mut


Pharaoh Hatshepsut had the ancient temple of Mut at Karnak rebuilt during her rule in the early Eighteenth Dynasty. The priesthood of Amun rose in power at the time through significant tributes to the god Amun by pharaohs such as Hatshepsut and more importantly Thutmose III.[1] Since Mut was Amun's consort, her priesthood also rose significantly.

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  1. Breasted 1906.


  • Breasted, J.H., 1906: Ancient Records of Egypt. Volume 2: The Eighteenth Dynasty. University of Chicago Press.