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


The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Horus name
Horus name of Apepi: Sehotep tawy
Sehotep tawy
 The one who has pacified the Two Lands
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
 Possessor of the strong arm of Ra
Early reign
Dagger in Luxor Museum, (CG 52768, JE 32735)
ASAE, 7, 119
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 116-117, e:T1


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


The sources of antiquity

From the writings of the historians and scholars of antiquity

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


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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