Mekh

Also known as: Imykhet Predynastic kings

Mekh is found on the Palermo Stone as ruler of a predynastic Lower Egypt. As this is the only known record of the name, it is impossible to know whether he was a real or mythical.

Reign of Mekh
4th millenium BCE

 

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Birth name variant
Birth name of Mekh: Mehk / Imikhet
Mehk / Imikhet
m-ẖ / imi-ẖt
m:X
Palermo Stone

Bibliography


The Encyclopedia of the Pharaohs: Volume I – Predynastic to the Twentieth Dynasty 3300–1069 BC (London, 2008), 196

 

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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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