Apepi

Also known as: Nebkhepeshre, Aqenenre, Aweserre, Apophis
Dynasty XV

It was once believed that there were two separate kings named Apepi, but it is now known that there was only one. For unknown reasons, he changed his name twice during his reign.

Reign of Apepi
AE Chronology1575–1540
Ryholt1581–1541
Dodson1585–1545

 

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Horus name
Horus name of Apepi: Sehotep tawy
Sehotep tawy
 sḥtp-tꜢwi
 The one who has pacified the Two Lands
s-Htp:t*p-N17:N17
Offering table, (Cairo Museum, CG 23073, JE 39605)
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 114-115, 5:H
Throne name
Throne name of Apepi: Neb khepesh Ra
Neb khepesh Ra
 nb-ḫpš-rꜤ
 Possessor of the strong arm of Ra
ra:nb-xpS
Early reign
Dagger in Luxor Museum, (CG 52768, JE 32735)
ASAE, 7, 119
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 116-117, e:T1

Variants

Birth name
Birth name of Apepi: Apopi
Apopi
 i-p-p
i-p:p
Early reign
ASAE, 7, 119
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 114-115, 5:E1

Variants

The sources of antiquity

From the writings of the historians and scholars of antiquity

AuthorGreekTransliterationTranscriptionReign
Africanus xv, 6 Aφοβις Aphobis Aphobis 49 years
Eusebius xvii, 3 Aφωφις Aphophis Aphophis 30 years
Josephus 80 Aπωφις Apophis Apophis 61 years

Bibliography


Handbuch der Ägyptischen Königsnamen, MÄS 49 (1999): 114–115
The Encyclopedia of the Pharaohs: Volume I – Predynastic to the Twentieth Dynasty 3300–1069 BC (London, 2008), 58–60
Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 18 (1912): 139–143
The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013), 82

 

 



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