Min
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I. Name

Min is an Egyptian god of procreation and creation. It has been speculated that his name occurs in the place name Thakemeina (1 Kgs. 11.19–20 LXX; MT Tahpenes), which Albright analyses as *Tʒ-kʒi-(n.t)-mn, “The Female Attendant (or the like) of Min” (1955:32), presumably the name of an Egyptian queen. The suggestion is implausible, however.

II. Identity

Min is the Greek form of Eg. mnw or mn, the local god of Akhmin and later Coptos. In the iconography Min is represented anthropomo…

Cite this page
K. van der Toorn, “Min”, in: Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible Online, Edited by: Karel van der Toorn, Bob Becking, Pieter W. van der Horst. Consulted online on 20 January 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7802_DDDO_DDDO_Min>



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