Chief of the gods during the New Kingdom, Amun was depicted as a
man with two tall plumes rising above his headdress, or as a ram or
a goose. He, his wife, Mut,
and their son, Khonsu, represented the Theban Triad, the sacred family of
Thebes. Amun rose in prominence but did not become a state deity. He
was associated with the god Re and
venerated as the god Amun-re.