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Origin

Amenhotep IV was the son of Amenhotep III and of Tiy, and was born in Thebes, Egypt.

He was educated by royal tutors.[2]

Pharaoh

Worship of Aten

Amenhotep IV became Pharaoh during the 18th Dynasty, circa 1350 BC, and established a monotheistic religion (regarded now by some historians as a predecessor of current monotheisms) worshipping the sun god and alleged creator of the universe Aten, while trying to destroy the worship of the Egyptian Gods[2] and Amun, establishing Aten's worship as state religion (despite Amun's priests' opposition).[4] He changed his name to Akhenaten ("Aten is Pleased"), established Aten-devoted cities in Egypt, Nubia and Syria, and moved the capital of Egypt from Thebes to the newly built Akhenaten. Nevertheless, his priests continued their polytheistic worship secretly.[2]

Wishing to have Aten appear before the people, Akhenaten came to Apocalypse, who impersonated Aten, tricking Akhenaten into thinking he was his god.[1]

Family

Akhenaten married Nefertiti.

Tutankhamun was either his son, his step-son,[2] or his brother.

He had a daughter, Ankhesenamun, whom he married and had intercourse with her.[3]

End and Legacy

What became of Ahkenaten is unknown, but it is possible that some of the events having happened to his Earth-4321 counterpart. After a 17 year reign, circa 1334 B.C., he was replaced by Tutankhamun,[2] who was then married to Akhenaten's daughter and wife Ankhesenamun at nine years old. Tutankhamun regarded Akhenaten as a pervert. Tutankhanum would be killed by her lover, either a god,[3] or Horemheb, Horemheb would eradicate all traces of Akhenaten and restore the old religion.[2]




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