Mandulis - Sun God of Lower Nubia: Depicted wearing a crown of rams horns surmounted by high plumes, sun disks and cobras.
Mandulis - Sun God of Lower Nubia
Mandulis - Sun God of Lower Nubia

Mandulis - Sun God of Lower Nubia

Titles: No specific title
Symbols: Crown of Rams Horns, Sun disks, cobra
Cult Center: Kalabsha, Lower Nubia

Depicted wearing a crown of rams horns surmounted by high plumes, sun disks and cobras. The Egyptian name is Merwel, but the Greek version, is found in a text known as the 'Vision of Mandulis'.

A chapel to Mandulis existed on the island of Philae, but the most impressive monument in Lower Nubia from the Graeco-Roman period is the temple of Kalabasha (now resited above the High Dam at Aswan).

The Temple of Kalabsha

The Temple of Kalabsha was originally located at Bab al-Kalabsha (Gate of Kalabsha), and was situated on the west bank of the Nile River, in Nubia. It was originally built around 30 BC during the early Roman era.  The temple of Kalabsha was relocated after the Aswan High Dam was built, to protect it from rising waters on Lake Nasser.