Tuesday, October 20, 2009
The first know Monotheist Ahkenaton. He worshiped the sun. Moved the capital. He is usually shown as a more feminine male. He is often shown with a slightly swollen abdominal area. There have been speculation on the topic. I have often wondered if he is making a statement to his people that he is the embodiment of a female on earth carrying the seed of new life from the sun.
I have read that some believe that the Sun King is deformed as a result of inbreeding.
I just find it fascinating that so many cultures world wide have sun worshipping of some kind. I mean, when you think about it. If you are in an agricultural people you depend upon the sun. It brings you light, warmth, and without it there is no food. I am sure there were people that felt that the sun made them feel better. Feeling good can bring on a spiritual feeling. It stimulates all your faculties when you feel good.