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It is I all should thank
who gives you so much power

In the age of the ankh
I was loved by the sower

High up the firmament
beyond the greatest tower

Be it any instant
half a world I devour

Probably a little easy.

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Answer

The sun

It is I all should thank who gives you so much power

No life without the sun's energy (= power)

In the age of the ankh I was loved by the sower

The Egyptian sun god Ra. The ankh was an important symbol in that era.

High up the firmament beyond the greatest tower

The sun is high in the sky, way beyond mortal reach.

Be it any instant half a world I devour

One half of Earth has the sun (day), the other does not (night)

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  • $\begingroup$ +1, although (1) this has the same answer as the first answer (but yours provides explanations and the other doesn't) and (2) IMHO, you could do better with the "sower" clue. $\endgroup$ – Peregrine Rook May 26 '16 at 20:19
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks! I reply without checking any other answers as to not get influenced :). $\endgroup$ – Spikee May 26 '16 at 22:10
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New answer

The sun!

Old answer

Shade or a Shadow? Line 2 - Loved by Egyptian farmers (because it's flipping hot there), Line 3 - a shadow cast by a tower, Line 4 - nighttime

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  • $\begingroup$ Maybe seperate this post into 2 seperate answers. though i think you 2nd (new) answer is correct ;) $\endgroup$ – Vincent May 26 '16 at 12:27
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I think the answer is, going by all you have given me:

rain

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  • $\begingroup$ Can you please how your answer fits the puzzle ? answer without explanation are usually deleted. $\endgroup$ – Fabich Jun 4 '16 at 11:38
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Are you:

Nutritions/Food?

It is I all should thank who gives you so much power

Food gives us strength.

In the age of the ankh I was loved by the sower

The sower were always hunger and happy to get food.

High up the firmament beyond the greatest tower

Food used to be locked up (such as grain) in huge towers by the wealthy.

Be it any instant half a world I devour

Half the world is in hunger, so without the food they devour.

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  • $\begingroup$ One catch, food being locked by in towers doesn't make then beyond the towers $\endgroup$ – busukxuan May 27 '16 at 7:06

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