|Title||Protector of the Moon
Male of the Mountain
|Cult Center||Panopolis |
|Patron - Dominion||Sexual fertility and reproduction|
God of the Eastern Desert
|Dedicated temples||Fragments and ruins in Panopolis|
|Appearance||A man holding an erect penis with his left hand and an upheld right arm holding a flail |
black skin to reflect the fertile black mud of the Nile's inundation
|Greek equivalent||Pan the god of fertility and season of spring|
- Ancient god from the Early Dynastic Period
- As a god of male sexual potency, he was honored during the coronation rites of the Pharaoh
- The symbol of Min was a bed of lettuce, that the Egyptians believed to be an aphrodisiac, as lettuce released a milk-like substance superficially similar to semen.
- As god of the Eastern Desert he offered protection to travelers and traders in the caravan route which went through Gebtu and headed out east to the Red Sea. At the mines of Wadi Hammamat prayers and thanks to the god Min were found.
- As Moon God, the last day of the lunar month in the Egyptian calendar was dedicated to him, that day was known as "The Exit of Min"