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There is a misconception about the Ancient Egyptian Religion [AER] that is was
Polytheism.
It is clear that it was neither POLETHEISM nor MONOTHEISM.
1]Monotheism, belief in the existence of one god, or in the oneness of God; as such, it is distinguished
from polytheism, the belief in the existence of many gods, and fromatheism, the belief that there is no
god. Monotheism characterizes the traditions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and elements of the
belief are discernible in numerous other religions.
2]
Monotheism is the belief in the existence of one god or, stated in other terms, that God is one. As such it
is distinguished from polytheism, the belief in the existence of a number of gods, and atheism, the denial
of the belief in any god or gods at all. The God of monotheism is the one real god that is believed to exist
or, in any case, that is acknowledged as such. His essence and character are believed to be unique and
fundamentally different from all other beings that can be considered more or less comparablee.g., the
gods of other religions. The religious term monotheism is not identical with the philosophical
term monism. The latter refers to the view that the universe has its origin in one basic principle
(e.g., mind, matter) and that its structure is one unitary whole in accordance with this principlethat is,
that there is only a single kind of reality, whereas for monotheism there are two basically different realities:
God and the universe.

3] God in monotheism is conceived of as the creator of the world and of humanity; he has not abandoned
his creation but continues to lead it through his power and wisdom; hence, viewed in this aspect, history is
a manifestation of the divine will. God has created not only the natural world and the order existing therein
but also the ethical order to which humanity ought to conform and, implicit in the ethical order, the social
order.
4] For exclusive monotheism only one god exists; other gods either simply do not exist at all or, at most,
are false gods or demonsi.e., beings that are acknowledged to exist but that cannot be compared in
power or any other way with the one and only true God. This position is in the main that of Judaism,
Christianity, and Islam. While in the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) the other gods in most cases were still
characterized as false gods, in later Judaism and in Christianity as it developed theologically and
philosophically, the conception emerged of God as the one and only, and other gods were considered not
to exist at all.

[http://www.britannica.com/topic/monotheism]
Theists believe that reality's ultimate principle is Godan omnipotent, omniscient, goodness that is the
creative ground of everything other than itself. Monotheism is the view that there is only one such God.

http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/monotheism/

5] Monotheism (from the Greek monos "only", and theos "god") is a word coined in
comparatively modern times to designate belief in the one supreme God,
the Creator and Lord of the world, the eternal Spirit, All-powerful, All-wise, and All-good,
the Rewarder of good and the Punisher of evil, the Source of our happiness and perfection.
It is opposed to Polytheism, which is belief in more gods than one, and to Atheism, which is
disbelief in any deitywhatsoever. In contrast with Deism, it is the recognition
of God's presence and activity in every part of creation. In contrast with Pantheism, it
is belief in a God of conscious freedom, distinct from the physical world.
BothDeism and Pantheism are religious philosophies rather than religions.

[http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/10499a.htm]
But one thing is missing. In Monotheism God does no t Manifests in different gods.
Even in Christianity the Divine Humanity or Human Nature assumed by God is
neiher a God nor a god. Hence all three Monotheistic Religions believe that God
does not MANIFESTS IN g -ODS [g-SMALL]
With the addition of this condition AER was not Exclusive Monotheism

Since God in AER did Manifests in different forms [Personified Forms],and each form was a god
[g-small]
On the contrary AER was neither Polytheism.
Polytheism, the belief in many gods. Polytheism characterizes virtually all religions other than Judaism,
Christianity, and Islam, which share a common tradition of monotheism, the belief in one God.

Sometimes above the many gods a polytheistic religion will have a supreme creator and focus of
devotion, as in certain phases of Hinduism (there is also the tendency to identify the many gods as so
many aspects of the Supreme Being); sometimes the gods are considered as less important than some
higher goal, state, or saviour, as in Buddhism; sometimes one god will prove more dominant than the
others without attaining overall supremacy, as Zeus in Greek religion. Typically, polytheistic cultures
include belief in many demonic and ghostly forces in addition to the gods, and some supernatural beings
will be malevolent; even in monotheistic religions there can be belief in many demons, as in New
Testament Christianity.

http://www.britannica.com/topic/polytheism

This definition makes confusion since the belief in ONE God which Manifests in
several gods cannot be Polytheism. So a new term may be used as POLYMONOTHEISM.
This religion was not even HENOTHEISM:=

Henotheism (Greek henas theos "one god") is the belief in and worship of a
single God while accepting the existence or possible existence of other DISTINCTgods
or Gods that may also be served. It refers to a religious belief that the existence of many mutually

distinct gods/Gods (polytheism) but worship one god/God. Such belief systems have been found
throughout history and across the world's cultures.

AER was not Henotheism since it believed in One God who Manifests in to multitude of
indistinct gods. So a new term may be coined as Manifest-Henotheism.
Now we come to see what were the Attributes and Qualities of God Of AER.

GOD IN ANCIENT EGYPTIAN RELIGION


I n Ancient Egyptian Religion there is Only One God.

This God has many Attributes and Qualities.


They canbe divided into two basic types.
Absolute Attributes
Relative Attribtes.
Each one may be divided into two kinds.
Negative and Posative.
Absolute Attributes:=
Negative Absoluter Attributes:=
1] Unity
This God is Only One, and there is no God beside this God.
2]Dis Similarity:There is nothing similar to This God.
3]Infinity.
This God is Infinite
4]Eternity
This God Is Eternal.
5]Loneliness
This God is Alone.
Positive Absolute Attributes:1]Self Existing
2]Spirit
3]Hiddenness
This God is hidden [ in Pre Manifestation Form]. PreManifestation Noun Of
God is Unknown.
4]Truth
This God is True.
5]Power To Creat.
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6]Life
This God is life of men.
7]Almighty
This God is Almighty.
8]Existence\Esse
This God is Esse.
9]Ability to Manifest in multitude of gods.
10] Ability to incarnate in multitudes of gods
Relative Attributes [Qualities]
1] Different acquired forms.
2]Begetting.
3]Mercy
This God is Merciful.
4]Fatherhood
This God is Father of fathers.
5]Motherhood
This God is Mother of mothers.
6]Former and Fashioner.
This God is the former of His [Post Manifestation ] Forms and also
Fashioner of them.
7] Manifestations [in gods]
8]Incarnation [in gods].
9] Multiplier [ of post Manifestation Forms]
10] Evolver in Post Manifestation forms.
Note:=

Relation between God and Ra [a god]


Ra was thought as a manifestation of this God whose remanifestation was the yellow star
called Sun.
God is Uniform in Pre Manifestation form and Multiform in Post Manifestation form. Pre
Manifestation form is Eternal and Post Manifestation is not.
References:=
Dr Brugshe has collected a a number of texts.
1] Etudes , des Ritual Funeraire des Ancient Egyptiens in Revue
Archeology Paris 1860 p:72