Menthu is the warlike sun god worshipped at Thebes. He is the personification of the sun's destructive heat. Menthu became associated with Ra early in Pharonic times. The Greeks equated him with Apollo. Tjenenyet and Raettawy are his consorts.
In art, Menthu appears as a hawk-headed man holding a scepter in one hand and an ankh in the other. On his head he wears a crown with two feathers, the uraeus, and the solar disc. In later art he occasionally appears as a bull-headed man.