Chapters: Anhur, Dedun, Menhit, Apedemak, Mandulis. Source:
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charge. Excerpt: In early Egyptian mythology, Anhur (also spelled
Onuris, Onouris, An-Her, Anhuret, Han-Her, Inhert) was originally a
foreign god of war, who started being worshipped in the Egyptian
area of Abydos, and particularly in Thinis, during the 11th
dynasty. Myths told that he had brought his wife, Menhit, who was
his female counterpart, from Nubia, and his name reflects thisit
means (one who) leads back the distant one. One of his titles was
Slayer of Enemies. Anhur was depicted as a bearded man wearing a
robe and a headdress with four feathers, holding a spear or lance,
or occasionally as a lion-headed god (representing strength and
power). In some depictions, the robe was more similar to a kilt.
Due to his position as a war god, he was patron of the ancient
Egyptian army, and the personification of royal warriors. Indeed,
at festivals honoring him, mock battles were staged. During the
Roman era the Emperor Tiberius was depicted on the walls of
Egyptian temples wearing the distinctive four-plumed crown of
Anhur. Because Anhur's name also could mean Sky Bearer, and due to
the shared headdress, Anhur was later identified as Shu, becoming
Anhur-Shu. Since Anhur was the more popular and significant deity,
and, indeed, Shu was more a concept than a god, Shu was eventually
absorbed completely into Anhur. In the New Kingdom, his popularity
increased and Anhur was also titled Saviour, becoming to the people
their deliverer from human burden, due to their view of war as
their source of freedom and victory. The aspects of war, and
saviour, shared with Horus, contributed to Anhur's eventual
identification with the much greater Horus. During the Egyptian
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