Wadjenes in hieroglyphs

The fourth pharaoh of the Second Dynasty,

It is unclear as to which Horus name Weneg correspond. Egyptologists match the name to Nebra or Sekhemib, but it might also be an independent ruler. The New Kingdom name Wadjenes and Wadjelas. According to Africanus, Manetho called him Tlas, which in itself probably is based on the coptic rewriting of Wadjenes as Ugotlas.

Precedessor
Ninetjer

Successor
Senedj

Reign of Wadjenes
v. Beckerath2742–2735
Malek2707–2700
Redford2754–2734
Turin King List54 (years?)
Manetho (Africanus)17 years

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

The Dual King

 The Dual King Wadjenes*

Nebty name

Two ladies hieroglyphs

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

Nebty name
Weneg
wng
??
Approximated sign
ASAE , 64, 279-306

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
Wadjenes*
wꜢḏ-n-s
wAD-n-s
Abydos Canon no. 12

Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 42-43, 4:1
Throne name variant
..es
..s
//-s
Turin King List 3.23
Gardiner, The Royal Canon of Turin (1959) II:23
Throne name variant
Wadjelas*
wꜢḏ-l-s
wAD-F20:Z1-F51
Saqqara Canon no. 53

Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 42-43, 4:2

The sources of antiquity

From the writings of the historians and scholars of antiquity

AuthorGreekTranscriptionReign
Africanus ii, 4 Τλας Tlas 17 years

Bibliography

  • Gauthier, H. Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 17 (1907): 20–21
  • Beckerath, J. “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, Second edition, MÄS 49 (1999) : 42–43
  • Leprohon, R. J. The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013): 28
  • Baker. D. D. The Encyclopedia of the Pharaohs: Volume I (London, 2008): 495–496
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