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Amon first came to prominence as the God of Thebes in Upper Egypt, where he was worshipped as a fertility deity. Amon grew in significance to become the God who looked after the most magnificent of the Pharaohs. Amon became known as the "Egyptian King of Gods". Amon was part of the Theban Triad, along with Mut and Khonsu.

Amon was often depicted wearing a head-dress surmounted by two plumes, or sometimes with the head of a ram. In the second millennium BC, Amon had become the supreme God of the entire of Egypt and was recognised with the sun God as Amon-Re, although Re continued to have his own separate following. Worship of Amon spread beyond Egypt into Ethiopia and Libya. Amon's wife was Mut whose son was called Khonsu.