• Religion
  • Gods
  • Mentu

  • Mentu TitleGod Of War
    Cult CenterHermonthis near Thebes
    GenderMale
    FatherAmun
    MotherMut
    Patron - DominionMilitary success
    Lord of Thebes
    Dedicated templesTemple of Mentu at Medamud
    AppearanceWore two plumes on his head
    Carried various weapons including Spears, bows, arrows, and knives
    Falcon head
    Bull head
    Greek equivalentAres the war god
    Cult - Ancient god from Thebes
    - He was originally combined with the sun god Ra and seen as Mentu- Ra
    - Because of the association of raging bulls with strength and war, Mentu was sometimes depicted as a white bull with a black face,
    - In the 11th Dynasty Mentuhotep praised him in his military task to reunite Egypt, and his cult flourished
    - Egypt's great military leaders called themselves the sons of Mentu
    - By the 12th Dynasty, Mentu became son of Amun