Aton



a solar deity declared by Amenhotep IV to be the only god, represented as a solar disk with rays ending in human hands.
Historical Examples

“They have something about like that on Aton,” one of the Mardukan officers said.
Space Viking Henry Beam Piper

Aton was one of the forms of the Sun, and perhaps the most material one of all those devised by the Egyptians.
History Of Egypt, Chalda, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, Volume 5 (of 12) G. Maspero

This king was speedily persuaded to change his name to Tutankhamon, to abandon the worship of Aton, and to return to Thebes.
The Treasury of Ancient Egypt Arthur E. P. B. Weigall

Aton presides over the universe and arranges within it the lot of human beings, both Egyptians and foreigners.
History Of Egypt, Chalda, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, Volume 5 (of 12) G. Maspero

One more adherent of his named Ay, a priest, ruled for a short time, but now Aton was only one of many 85 gods.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 1 Various

Aton was the joy which caused the young sheep “to dance upon their feet,” and the birds to “flutter in their marshes.”
The Treasury of Ancient Egypt Arthur E. P. B. Weigall

A topical example of the identity of thought is furnished by a hymn of the monotheist IkhnAton in honour of Aton.
The Religion of Ancient Palestine Stanley A. Cook

Here are inscribed those beautiful hymns to Aton which rank so high in ancient literature.
The Treasury of Ancient Egypt Arthur E. P. B. Weigall

What connection the god Aton had with Mut during the period of the Tiy regime remains obscure.
Myths of Babylonia and Assyria Donald A. Mackenzie

How far away seemed the great fight between Amon and Aton; how futile the task which Horemheb accomplished so gloriously!
The Treasury of Ancient Egypt Arthur E. P. B. Weigall

noun
a variant spelling of Aten

variant of Aten.

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