Dynasty II

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.

Reign of Wadjenes
von Beckerath2742–2735
Turin Canon54 (years?)
Manetho (Africanus)17 years


The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Nebty name
Nebty name of Wadjenes: Weneg
Approximated sign
ASAE, 64, 279-306
Throne name
Throne name of Wadjenes: Wadjenes*
Abydos king list 12
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 42-43, 4:1
Throne name variant
Throne name of Wadjenes: ..es
Royal Canon of Turin 3.23
Gardiner, The Royal Canon of Turin (1959), II:23
Throne name variant
Throne name of Wadjenes: Wadjelas*
Saqqara king list 53
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 42-43, 4:2

The sources of antiquity

From the writings of the historians and scholars of antiquity

Africanus ii, 4 Τλας Tlas Tlas 17 years


Handbuch der Ägyptischen Königsnamen, MÄS 49 (1999): 42–43
The Encyclopedia of the Pharaohs: Volume I – Predynastic to the Twentieth Dynasty 3300–1069 BC (London, 2008), 495–496
Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 17 (1907): 20–21
The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013), 28


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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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