falcon-god of war in Ancient Egyptian religion
Montu was a falcon-god of war in Ancient Egyptian religion, an embodiment of the conquering vitality of the pharaoh. He was particularly worshipped in Upper Egypt and in the district of Thebes, despite being a Delta-native, astral deity.
|Montu, Monthu, Mentu or Menthu|
|Name in hieroglyphs|
|Major cult center||Hermonthis, Thebes, Medamud, El-Tod|
|Symbol||Sun disk, feathers, weapons|
|Consort||Raet-Tawy, Tjenenyet, Iunit|