Mormon god and Egyptian god Min
There are countless gods in Egyptian mythology who are representations of animals, nature, acts of men or simply ideas. It’s something most Westerners aren’t accustomed to in our monotheistic views of God.
The whole concept of Egyptian gods is to provide protection, wealth, revenge or power. The majority of the gods inscribed upon the hypocephalus belonging to Smith had multiple natures and held the capability to morph into whatever god was needed at the time.
This particular god was one of the vilest of all the Egyptian gods. Why this would be seen as holy goes beyond the stretch of anyone’s imagination, unless of course you’re describing a god other than the God of the Bible.
Below is Joseph Smith’s false interpretation compared with truth. I would use this as a witnessing tool when sharing the gospel with your Mormon friend. Certainly they wouldn’t condone pornography in the hands of their children, yet this is what Min is and what they’re allowing their children to see each time they open their sacred scripture.
Here is Smith’s translation of this hieroglyph followed by truth:
There are a few items in this section to address. The figure on the far right is Ammon with a bird’s tail. He’s also been known as an ithyphallic serpent with human legs (figure left of Ammon). He took on power and position in later dynastic periods in Thebes by replacing Monthu and fused with Ra, thus becoming Amun-Ra.
He was self created and worshipped as the creator deity.
Known in the Bible as the false god Ammon and referred to in Jeremiah 46:25 and Nahum 3:8 when God warned the Israelites to stop worshipping Ammon.
This god can also be known as Min. He’s a fertility god who promised natural increase of the harvests as well as Pharaoh. He was also known as the god Khem or Khnum who was the creator of all things including gods and men.
He was also associated with Horus during the Middle Kingdom and with Amun during the New Kingdom because both were a sign of virility. He became Amun-Min known as Kamutef (Bull of his mother) and later as Reshep, the Semitic god of war and thunder.
The Greeks linked him to their fertility god Pan and renamed the city Akhmim to Panopolis (City of Pan). In later centuries he became Zeus in Ancient Greece. He was the son and husband of the goddess Iabet.
Some Book of Abraham editions in Facsimile 2 show Min without the pornography; 1966 being one example. Remember, Joseph Smith said this is Heavenly Father revealing the “grand key words of the priesthood, with the sign of the Holy Ghost in the form of a dove”.
Reality tells us this is Min, described above, with his exposed body parts. The character to his left is another ithyphallic hieroglyph representing a serpent who was probably the Egyptian god Nehebka again (see figure #5). Also take note of the wedjat-eye between the serpent and Min.
Mormon Egyptologist Michael Dennis Rhodes said,
“Joseph Smith mentions here the Holy Ghost in the form of a dove and God ‘revealing through the heavens the grand key-words of the priesthood.’ The procreative forces, receiving unusual accentuation throughout the representation, may stand for many divine generative powers, not least of which might be conjoined with blessing of the Priesthood in one’s posterity eternally.” (BYU Studies, Spring 1977, p. 273).
Mormonism has historically taught the god of Mormonism is busy going about procreating spirit children in the heavens so this depiction of the incestuous god Min is probably the best representation of the Mormon god than any other hieroglyph we’ve seen so far.
From the book Abraham in Egypt, Hugh Nibley tries to defend Joseph Smith by attacking those who discredited Smith’s translation skills. Instead of accepting Smith made this whole thing up Nibley believed anyone that disagreed with the Book of Abraham had it out for Smith and had no basis to critique his work regardless of their expertise in Egyptology.
Ironically even though he slams the critics, Hugh Nibley noted that Min was an incestuous god in his book, but made no conclusive determination these hieroglyphics couldn’t be writings from Abraham. See Abraham in Egypt, pg 210, “As the supreme sex symbol of gods and men, Min behaves with shocking promiscuity…”
The absolute filth Smith and the Church today tries to pass off as God is something to behold. As a sixth generation ex-Mormon words cannot describe how relieved I am to be out of the lies and mess of my heritage. Looking back on it now I still can’t believe I was involved with something so demonic.