Egypt: Dedwen - Nubian God of Resources


Dedwen is another of the Anthropomorphic gods, presiding over Nubia and its access to resources such as incense, who was at times worshipped in ancient Egypt. In the Pyramid Texts the king is honored as Dedwen lord of Nubia. The royal aroma is that of the incense brought by Dedwen for the gods. The connection with the monarch is also seen in the fact that Dedwen burns incense at royal births. Temples in Nubia were built for Dedwen by Tuthmosis III at el-Lessiya and Uronarti but there is no evidence for a cult center of this god north of Aswan.

Scenes of Dedwen embracing Tuthmosis III

Scenes of Dedwen embracing Tuthmosis III

Two Scenes of Dedwen embracing Tuthmosis III

Last Updated: June 13th, 2011

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