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MNEVIS is the hellenized name of an ancient Egyptian bull god which had its centre of worship at Heliopolis , and was known by ancient Egyptians as MER-WER ("great black") or NEM-WER.

Although initially a separate god, it was later assimilated to the synchretized god Atum-Ra as his physical manifestation, and also considered as the ba of Ra . Mnevis
Mnevis
is often depicted as a black bull wearing a solar disk and uraeus . As reported by Plutarch
Plutarch
, the Mnevis
Mnevis
bull was second only to the Memphite Apis bull
Apis bull
in importance; similarly to the Apis bull
Apis bull
, the Mnevis' movements were driven by divine will, and used as an oracle . The priesthood of Mnevis
Mnevis
also came as far as claiming that Mnevis
Mnevis
was no other that the father of the more famous Apis.

The Mnevis
Mnevis
bull was entitled to two concubines , more precisely two cows representing Hathor
Hathor
and Iusaaset . When the bull died, it was embalmed and buried with all honours in a dedicated necropolis which was located not far from the temple at Heliopolis. Another burial ground was reserved for the so-called Mothers of Mnevis, which were considered the embodiment of the cow-goddess Hesat . Then a replacement for the Mnevis
Mnevis
was sought, usually a completely black bull. There weren't more than one Mnevis
Mnevis
bull at a time.

The cult of Mnevis
Mnevis
was among the very few ones to be tolerated during the " Amarna heresy " of king Akhenaten
Akhenaten
, probably because of its solar attributes : it is known that this pharaoh ordered a necropolis for Mnevis
Mnevis
bulls in Akhetaten
Akhetaten
, although it has not been found yet.

SEE ALSO

* Buchis
Buchis

REFERENCES

Wikimedia Commons has media related to MNEVIS .

* ^ A B C D E F Wilkinson, Richard H. (2003). The Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt. New York: Thames & Hudson. pp. 174–175. ISBN 0-500-05120-8 .

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