Hor I in hieroglyphs

The fifteenth pharaoh of the Thirteenth Dynasty,

Precedessor
Ranisonb

Successor
Sekhemra Khutawy

Reign of Hor I
Ryholt1777–1775

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

The Dual King
The Son of Ra

Horus Hotep ib tawy  The Dual King Aut ib Ra  Son of Ra Hor

Horus name

Horus name

The oldest form of the name of a pharaoh, a falcon representing Horus is perched on the palace facade.

Horus name
Hotep ib tawy
ḥtp-ib-tꜢwi
The mind of the Two Lands is satisfied
Htp:ib-N17:N17
deMorgan, Fouilles a Dahchour: Mars - Juin 1894, 93, fig. 214
Wooden naos, CG 70035
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 92-93, 13:H

Nebty name

Two ladies hieroglyphs

The “Two Ladies”, the goddesses Nekhbet and Wadjet, representing Upper and Lower Egypt respectively.

Nebty name
Nefer khau
nfr-ḫꜤw
Perfect of appearances
nfr-xa:a-w-Y1:Z2
deMorgan, Fouilles a Dahchour: Mars - Juin 1894, 93, fig. 214
Wooden naos, CG 70035
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 92-93, 13:N

Golden Horus name

Golden Horus name

Horus perched on Gold, which was associated with eternity, but its meaning is disputed.

Golden Horus name
Nefer netjeru
nfr-nṯrw
The perfect one of the gods
nfr-nTrw
deMorgan, Fouilles a Dahchour: Mars - Juin 1894, 93, fig. 214
Wooden naos, CG 70035
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 92-93, 13:G

Throne names

Prenomen or throne name

Announced at the coronation and always written in a cartouche. The “official” name of the pharaoh. Also known as the Prenomen.

Throne name
Aut ib Ra
Ꜣwt-ib-rꜤ
The (very) joy of Ra
ra-F40-ib
deMorgan, Fouilles a Dahchour: Mars - Juin 1894, 93, fig. 214
Wooden naos, CG 70035
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 92-93, 13:T1
Throne name variant
Aut ib Ra*
Ꜣwt-ib-rꜤ
The (very) joy of Ra
ra-F40-W:t-Y1:Z2-ib-Z1
Turin King List 7.17
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 92-93, 13:T2
Gardiner, The Royal Canon of Turin (1959) VI:17

Birth names

Nomen or birth name

Personal name given at birth. Also known as the Nomen .

Birth name
Hor
ḥr
D2:r-N31
deMorgan, Fouilles a Dahchour: Mars - Juin 1894, 101, fig. 241
CG 28106
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 92-93, 13:E1
Birth name variant
Hor
ḥr
G106
deMorgan, Fouilles a Dahchour: Mars - Juin 1894, 93, fig. 214
Wooden naos, CG 70035
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 92-93, 13:E2
Birth name variant
Sa Ra Hor
zꜢ-rꜤ ḥr
Son of Ra, Horus
zA&ra-D2:r-N31
deMorgan, Fouilles a Dahchour: Mars - Juin 1894, 94, fig. 217
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 92-93, 13:E3

Bibliography

  • Gauthier, H. Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 17 (1907): 317–319
  • Beckerath, J. “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, Second edition, MÄS 49 (1999) : 92–93
  • Leprohon, R. J. The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013): 64
  • Baker. D. D. The Encyclopedia of the Pharaohs: Volume I (London, 2008): 112–114
PLEASE NOTE
There might be errors on this page.
Make sure you use the correct source!
Yes, you would be surprised...