Brill’s New Pauly

Get access
Search Results: | 8 of 41 |

Min
(389 words)

[German version]

(Μίν/Mín; Egyptian Mnw). Egyptian god, chief deity of Coptus and Achmīm, was responsible for the desert regions accessible from Coptus. Colossi of M. are preserved from Coptus from early times (3rd cent) [6], demonstrating the classical iconography - they are anthropomorphic, with relatively unstructured bodies, ithyphallic, with a tall plume on the head. One arm is raised and bears a scourge. This figure became the model for the ithyphallic form of Amun. The written character for M. may be interpreted as a thunderstone (or belemnite fossil). Behind …

Cite this page
Quack, Joachim (Berlin), “Min”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 17 May 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e805050>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



▲   Back to top   ▲