King Tutankhamun was, until the discovery of his tomb, a fairly
insignificant and little known king from the 18th Dynasty. Even
in spite of the amazing discoveries made in his tomb (KV62) we
still have very little information about him. Surviving evidence
indicates that he succeeded Smenkhkare
and was the last of the true Amarna pharaohs. He grew
up in the royal palace at Akhetaten, but during his reign power
was switched away from the city of Akhetaten back to Thebes.
It is very likely that Tutankhamun had very little real power
at this time. He grew up and spent his childhood at Akhetaten,
where the only worship would have been of the Aten.
For this reason he would probably have had little experience
of the other traditional gods. It is likely that the return to
the old ways after the death of Akhenaten
instigated by the priesthood,who would have welcomed the
possibility to regain the lands and power they had lost.