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Le Petit Hymne à Aton et le monothéisme d’Akhénaton
Entre Orient et Occident. Circulation des hommes, porosité des héritages. Rika Gyselen in honorem
The previous mythology, that provided the essential support for the cosmogony in the traditional Egyptology, has been abandoned in favor of a unique design : the god Aten. The hymns constitute an essential source to understand the history of this period and particularly the religion. The return to the Little Hymn will notably allow a decision on the discourse of an alleged monotheism inherited by the Aten religion. Along this idea, the selected extract reveals the special relationship between Akhenaten and his god, the solar globe Aten. Finally, analogies between Amun’s hymns of the 18th dynasty and Aten’s hymns propose the question - which will not be discussed in this article – if the world of the night and the beyond in the Amarna theology, has been annihilated even though others have an antithetic view on that question. However, it will be an opportunity to address one of the main themes of the Aten’s hymns: the creation.