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Aqen in hieroglyphs
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The protector

Aqen was a rarely mentioned Ancient Egyptian deity of the underworld. He is first mentioned in the famous Book of the Dead from Middle Kingdom period. There, he guided the sun god Ra as the "protector of Ra's celestial bark" by "bringing the shenw-ring to his majesty". He was also described as the "mouth of the time", from which the gods and demons pulled the "rope of time", as described in the tomb of king Seti I.[1][2]

See also


  1. ^ a b Georg Meurer: Die Feinde des Königs in den Pyramidentexten (= Orbis biblicus et orientalis, vol. 189). Saint-Paul, 2002, ISBN 3525530463, pp. 5 & 325.
  2. ^ Erik Hornung, Marsha Hill: The tomb of Pharaoh Seti I. Artemis Verlag, 1991, ISBN 3760810470, pp. 19.
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