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Ammon, god (Phoen. The hidden deity), the name of the chief god of the Egyptians, identified by the Greeks with Zeus, and by the Romans with Jupiter. He was personified in Egyptian art as a human being with a ram's head, but sometimes the body of a beast of prey is substituted for the human element. Thebes seems to have been the original centre of his worship, but his great temple and oracle were in the Libyan oasis of Siwah, which Alexander visited when he caused himself to he proclaimed the son of Jupiter Ammon.