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Triads are statuesque portraits of divine trinities. The trinity is a concept that embraces the trilateral manifestation of a divine force. Among the earliest triads were those of the ancient Kemetians. The divine triads of ancient Kmt were usually represented by a familial image of a father, mother, and other familial relation that might be female or male depending on the customs and particular history of the locale.

Because rulers were also considered divine, they were often depicted in triads. Regardless of the trinity's membership, the central character was often the father with the mother on the right and the progeny on the left. These manifestations were commonplace in the royal temple art of ancient Nile Valley societies. With the resurrection of Kmt (called Egypt by ...

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