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Montju in hieroglyphs


In Egyptian mythology, Menthu was a hawk-god of war. Bakha the bull-god was his avatar. Menthu's name is shown in Egyptian hieroglyphs to the right. It is technically transcribed as mntw. Because of the difficulty in transcribing Egyptian, it is often realised as Mentju, Montju, Menthu, Ment, Month, Montu or Mont. Montu’s name means “Nomad.” A powerful royal god, he made pharaohs victorious in battle. Montu was the patron of all manner of martial arts and warfare, strength, and masculine virility. He was pictured as a falcon-headed or bull-headed man who wore the sun-disc, with two plumes on his head. Montu was also associated with a white bull with a black face, called Buchis. Egypt’s greatest general-kings called themselves "Mighty Bulls," the sons of Montu. Montu was thought to be the son of Amun and Mut.


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Kemet.org Names of Netjer : Montu (169 words)
Montu is originally depicted as either a bull, a hawk, or a hawk-headed man and is patron of all manner of martial arts and warfare, strength and masculine virility.
Montu's prowess at leading armies and war parties caused his invocation before battles, and Kemet's greatest general-kings would call themselves "mighty bulls," the sons of Montu.
Montu eventually would become nearly enfolded within the syncretic concept of Amen-Ra and that composite figure would absorb most of Montu's fighting nature, becoming the patron Netjer of the warrior-Pharaohs of the New Kingdom Empire.
montu (344 words)
Montu is best in front because you come so close to the underground tunnel walls, so the wait can be another hour.  Ride the front in the morning when the wait is cut in half, then ride the back, where the wait is even less.
The Montu originally is the hawk headed Egyptian war god that flies and manuevers at high speed and this incredible ride with 7 inversions traveling at speeds of up to 60 mph makes this ride live up to its name.
For now Montu is still a great ride in spite of its momentum loss: however the ride could be better if the brake block remains unused except in emergency.
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