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Montu
Ancient Egyptian: Mentju
Alternative spelling: Mont/Monthu/Montju
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mnṯw
"Nomad"
Montu
Period of
worship
Old KingdomRoman Period
Cult center Hermonthis, Thebes, Kerameia,
Touphion
Titles "Horus of the Strong Arm"
Association war, strength
Appearance Therianthrope, falcon, bull
Greek
equivalent(s)
Ares
Egyptian
equivalent(s)
Horus
Spouse(s) Raettawy, Tjenenyet, Iunit

Montu (transliteration: mnṯw, meaning: "Nomad") is an ancient Egyptian god of war and of vitality, specifically of the life force of the Pharaoh. He was originally worshiped in Thebes. He was particularly popular in Egypt during the 11th Dynasty (2134 BC - 1991 BC) as a patron of their successful warfare during expansion.

It is possible that he also symbolized the kingship for Upper Egypt, while Atum represented the kingship for Lower Egypt.

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