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Mnewer

by Micha F. Lindemans
In Egyptian mythology, Mnewer is the sacred black bull of Heliopolis, worshipped as a god for its virility and its oracles. It was also regarded as an emissary of the sun god, and therefore represented with a solar disk between its horns. Many festivities were held in honor of this bull. The deceased bulls were embalmed and buried at Heliopolos.

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  • Also known as:
    Mnevis

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