Rahotep

Also known as: Rehotep Dynasty XVII


Reign of Rahotep
Ryholt1580–1576

 

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Horus name
Horus name of Rahotep: Wah ankh
Wah ankh
wꜢḥ-Ꜥnḫ
Enduring of life
wAH-anx
Petrie, Koptos (1896), pl. 12 (3)
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 124-125, 2:H
Nebty name
Nebty name of Rahotep: User renput
User renput
wsr-rnpwt
Rich in years
wsr-s-r:a-rnp-rnp-M4
Petrie, Koptos (1896), pl. 12 (3)
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 124-125, 2:N
Golden Horus name
Golden Horus name of Rahotep: Wadj..
Wadj..
wꜢḏ..
Flourishing of ...
M14-//
Petrie, Koptos (1896), pl. 12 (3)
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 124-125, 2:G
Throne name
Throne name of Rahotep: Sekhem Ra wah khau
Sekhem Ra wah khau
sḫm-rꜤ wꜤḥ-ḫꜤw
The powerful one of Ra is enduring of appearances
ra-sxm-wAH-xa:a
Hieroglyphic texts from Egyptian stelae, etc., in the British Museum (1913), IV, pl. 24 (EA283)
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 124-125, 2:T1
Throne name variant
Throne name of Rahotep: [Sekhem] Ra wah khau
[Sekhem] Ra wah khau
[sḫm]-rꜤ wꜢḥ-ḫꜤw
The powerful one of Ra is enduring of appearances
ra-sxm-wAH-xa:Z2
Karnak king list 48
The sekhem sign is missing
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 124-125, 2:T2
Birth name
Birth name of Rahotep: Ra hotep
Ra hotep
rꜤ-ḥtp
Ra is satisfied
r:a:ra*Z1-Htp:t*p
Petrie, Koptos (1896), pl. 12 (3)
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 124-125, 2:E1

Bibliography


Handbuch der Ägyptischen Königsnamen, MÄS 49 (1999): 124–125
The Encyclopedia of the Pharaohs: Volume I – Predynastic to the Twentieth Dynasty 3300–1069 BC (London, 2008), 341–343
Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 18 (1912): 88–89
The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013), 89

 

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The Royal titulary

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

Horus
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
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.

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

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

Kinglists
Ancient historians

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