Also known as: Seth-Peribsen, Perabsen Dynasty II

Instead of the traditional falcon perched on the serekh of the Horus name, Peribsen chose instead the Seth-animal, likely due to religious shifts. His name is missing from the New Kingdom king lists, but the reason for this is unknown.

Reign of Peribsen


The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Horus name
Horus name of Peribsen: Seth Per ib sen
Seth Per ib sen
Petrie, Royal Tombs, II, plates XXI and XXII
Kaplony, Inschriften der Ägyptischen Frühzeit, III, 283-290
Granite stela of Peribsen, EA35597
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 44-45, b:H
Nebty name
Nebty name of Peribsen: Per ib sen
Per ib sen
Petrie, Royal Tombs, I, plate IV (7)
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 44-45, b:N
Throne name
Throne name of Peribsen: Per ib sen
Per ib sen
Petrie, Royal Tombs, II, plate XXII (190)
Throne name variant
Throne name of Peribsen: Per ib sen
Per ib sen
Mariette, Les mastabas de l'ancien empire, pp. 92-93
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 44-45, b:E2


Handbuch der Ägyptischen Königsnamen, MÄS 49 (1999): 44–45
The Encyclopedia of the Pharaohs: Volume I – Predynastic to the Twentieth Dynasty 3300–1069 BC (London, 2008), 362–365
Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 17 (1907): 23–24
The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013), 29


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The Royal titulary

The full titulary was announced at the coronation, when a pharaoh officially became king.

Horus name
The oldest form of a pharaoh's name, often enclosed in a serekh, a sort of "heraldic crest" representing a palace facade.

Nebty name
The "Two Ladies", the heraldic goddesses Nekhbet and Wadjet, representing Upper and Lower Egypt respectively.

Golden Horus
Golden Horus name
Gold was strongly associated with eternity, but the meaning of this title is disputed.

Throne name
(prenomen) Announced at the coronation, and written in a cartouche.

Personal name
(nomen) The name given at birth, also written in a cartouche.

Ancient historians

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