Sun Child, Prince of Egypt

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Egyptian Glossary

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  • Children of the KAP
  • Animals
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  • The Gods

    The three major gods of the New Kingdom
    • Amen-Re; "Hidden" is His Name
    • Re-Herakhaty; in the sight of men
    • Ptah; the Body
    "Three are all gods: Amen, Ra and Ptah,
    And they have no counterpart.
    'Hidden' is His Name as Amen,
    He is Ra in the sight of men,
    And His body is Ptah."

    The divine beyond human comprehension, yet manifest in the cosmos and in Divine Images:
    By providing appropriate images in appropriate temples, attractive, with "magical" rituals, Pharaoh and his priests and his people invited the Gods to inhabit these places and images to make themselves available to humans and it was also easier to approach and deal with them.
    "The God who is in man" could inspire man directly by guiding his heart.
    (Akhenaten stepped between god and man, saying only He knew god, the Aten, only he could approach Aten, only he could teach priests.)

    The Gods

    Patron God of Thebes (Southern On), headdress like red crown with two ostrich feathers. The Hidden One, the Breath of Life.
    Patron God of Thebes, combined with the Sun God Re, patron of the Eighteenth Dynasty, whose High Priest became The High Priest of all Egypt and of all the Gods of Egypt, too powerful to rival Pharaoh's power, another cause for the "royal religious revolt".
    Actual physical manifestation of the Sun God Re, the Face of Ra. The Disc of the Sun, the creator according to Akhenaten. There is but one God, Aten is His Name and Akhenaten is his prophet.
    Sun disc with rays ending with human-like hands.
    The patron god of Memphis and of Artificers and Artisans, the true Creator God
    Sun God, also called Ra, the ancient patron of Heliopolis.
    The Ka of Pharaoh is to Ra as Ra is to God.
    The Sun, Ra, gives heat, energy and light to the world; life.
    Re of the Horizon. Head of the Falcon
    Patron god of Scribes, invented the Medu Neter, the hieroglyphs, writing.
    Records the results of the Weighing of the Heart before Osiris, Lord of the Dead, in Duat, the Land of the Dead. Head of the Ibis.
    the Shadow God, guide, weigher of Hearts in Duat. Jackal-headed human figure.
    God of the Nile
    God of fertility and luck
    Son of Amen-Re and his consort Mut
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    The Goddesses

    Goddess of truth, Order, Justice, insignia two Ostrich feathers.
    Goddess of Egypt, Mother of Horus, Sister and Wife of Osiris.

    Mistress of Magic.

    Goddess of Love, fertility. Cow-headed, or human with crown of horns and Moon Disc
    Consort of Amen-Re, 'Mut' means mother, her totem, the vulture, was the symbol of gestation and reconciliation.
    The Great Wife of Pharaoh wore the Vulture Headdress and was considered also the Consort of the God and was in charge of the Temples Treasuries, to be at Pharaoh's command.
    Sister of Isis, Wife of Set
    Scorpion Goddess, one of the soul protectors.
    Her divine roles were chiefly her control of magic, and childbirth and nursing.
    Goddess of the Sky, rebirths Re every morning.
    Cat goddess
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    The Royals

    Prince of Egypt, son of Amenhotep III and Queen Sitamen.
    Brother-nephew of Akenaten, SmenkhKare, Beketaten
    Brother-son of Sitamen
    Son-Grandson of Amenhotep III
    Amenhotep III
    The old King of Egypt, the "Osiris Amenhotep" who had 'ascended' (died) four years before, father of Akhenaten, Smenkhkare, Sitamen and Baketaten by Queen Tiye, and of TutAnkhAten by Queen Sitamen.
    Queen of Egypt, Chief Favorite, Royal Heiress, Daughter of Amenhotep III and Queen Tiye, Mother of Prince TutAnkhAten
    Queen Tiye
    Queen of Egypt, Great Wife of the old King Amenhotep III, mother of Akhenaten, Sitamen, Smenkhkare and Baketaten
    Co-Regent of Egypt, brother of Ahkenaten, half-brother and uncle of Tut and PaAten, son of Amenhotep III and Queen Tiye.
    Great wife of Smenkhkare, Queen of Egypt, Royal Heiress, mother of Princess Meritaten Tashery, oldest daughter of Pharaoh Akhenaten, first Royal Princess. Nineteen-years-old. Nickname: Mayati.
    Queen of Egypt, Lady of the Two Lands, First Great Wife of Pharaoh Akhenaten, aunt of Prince Tut, mother of six princesses: Meritaten, Meketaten (deceased), AnkhesenpaAten,
    Neferneferuaten Tashery, Neferneferure, and Setenpenre.
    Pharaoh, Lord of the Two Lands, King of Egypt, father of the six princesses, radical monotheist advocating the Aten as the one sole god, with Maet, goddess of truth, justice and order and the Great enchantress, the cobra goddess, Wadjet.
    Queen of Egypt, Great Wife of Pharaoh Akhenaten, mother of Princess AnkhesenpaAten Tashery, third daughter of Nefertiti and Akhenaten, favorite cousin of Prince Tut. Sixteen-years-old.
    Deceased, died in childbirth, Queen of Egypt, Great Wife of Pharaoh Akhenaten, second daughter of Nefertiti and Akhenaten, favorite cousin of Prince Smenkhkare. Would have been seventeen-years-old.
    Neferneferuaten Tashery
    NerferTashery, NeferTash
    Princess of Egypt, fourth daughter of Nefertiti and Akhenaten, favorite sister of Queen AnkhesepaAten, nickname: NeferTashery or NeferTash. Tashery is Egyptian word for "Junior". Fifteen-years-old.
    Princess of Egypt, fifth daughter of Nefertiti and Akhenaten, favorite sister of Princess Setenpenre. Nickname: Nefre. Eleven-years-old.
    Princess of Egypt, sixth daughter of Nefertiti and Akhenaten, favorite sister of Princess Neferneferure. Nickname: TenPen or Penre. Seven-years-old.
    Minor Wife of Ankhenaten, favorite, Queen Kia,
    perhaps the Mitannian Princess Tadukhipa.
    Princess of Egypt, youngest daughter of Queen Tiye and Amenhotep III, Mistress of Magic.

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    The People

    Lord, Master -at-Arms, General, cousin of Tut, brother of Nefertiti
    Lord, "Father of the God", Master of Pharaoh's Horse, Commander of Chariots, father of Queen Nefertiti, Lord Nakhtmin, Princess Mutnodjmet, brother of Queen Tiye.
    Chief Royal Master Physician, High Priest of Aten.
    Later one of Tut's ministers.
    Fervent believer in herbal, natural remedies, extracts. Extremely knowledgeable. Excellent bone-setter, uses splints and bandages soaked in plaster to hold bones toegther until healed. Surgeon, soul doctor (psychiatrist we would call it). He is worth much as an ally to Prince Tut and Queen AnkhesenpaAten.
    Chief Chamberlain to Pharaoh, treacherous foreign minister. The traitor is not caught until later.
    Master of Arrows, Arrow-master, Bow Master, Archery instructor
    Riding master, Horse master, came with the two pair of chariot (riding) horses and their companion dogs.
    Scribe, staff officer, Herald, "Mouthpiece of the King" with foreign kings, legates and in Egypt to the provincial governors.
    Foreign Legate to Northern Empire, warrior, general.
    PaAten-em-heb, name during Aten years.
    Akhenaten's Chief of Police in the City of the Sun, Akhetaten.
    Foiled two attempts on Akhenaten's life, one by a single person and the other by some priests of Amen-Re.
    The Master of Death, Royal Tutor of Smenkhkare, appointed in the prince's early teens, instructor in all forms of combat, particularly what we call martial arts.
    Covert agent of the priests of Amen-Re. Confidant of the Co-Regent Smenkhkare
    Old tutor of the Children of the KAP and Prince Tut.
    Amenhotep, son of Hapu
    The very old, venerable Administrator of Queen Sitamen's great estates, alo handles prince Tut's estates. Royal Chief of Works for Amenhotep III. Father of Huy, Child of the KAP, sealed to Prince Tut.
    Dock Master, in charge of the royal docks at the North Palace in the City of the Sun, Akhetaten.
    Hunt Master
    Hunt Master, one of the Children's tutors.
    Lady Mutnodjmet
    Princess, Sister of Nefertiti and Nakhtmin, daughter of Lord Aye. She favored a little female dwarf as a constant companion.
    A Vizier to Pharaoh. Another traitor, caught.
    Royal FanBearer. Fell from favor. (Another traitor, ?)
    Royal CupBearer. Young, maybe an ally of Tut's
    Maya, Lord
    Superintendent of the Treasury and of Works in "Places of Eternity"
    Royal Scribe
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    The Children of the KAP

    Children of the KAP
    Military Organization within the "Per Aa" (the "Great House"), the Palace, set up to educate the sons of Princes of Nubia and other countries of the New Empire of Egypt. They were educated with strict discipline with the Pharaoh's sons, and inculcated with the ancient culture of Egypt. Also included were sons of the nobles of Egypt.

    The "Secrets of the KAP" were another way the Pharaoh's children bound their schoolmates' loyalties to the Great House, the Pharoah of Egypt. More about those "Secrets" later in "Sun Child", part of the plot.

    Prince of Kush, southern kingdom, part of
    Egyptian Empire. Very tall. Sixteen-years-old. Best friend of Prince Tut.
    Prince of Miami, in southern kingdom of Nubia, part of Egyptian Empire, very tall. Seventeen-years-old. Another best friend of Prince Tut.
    Sir Pip
    The youngest and smallest member of the Children of the KAP. Makes up in bravery for his size. Nicknames: Sir Pip, Pipsqueak...
    son of Amenhotep, son of Hapu. Hereditary Prince. later master of Ceremonies of the Feast of Amen, the God, Herald of Amen.
    older noble's son, Lord Maya, interested in finance
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    The Animals

    The Horses
    The matched pairs of riding and chariot horses.
    • Khamsin
    • North Wind
    • Sugar (Night Wind)
    • Caracol (Star)
    • Rateppi, riding Master, trainer in charge of the chariot pairs
    The Ferrets
    Breeding Pair, snake and vermin hunters.
    • Teti
    • Pepi
    • , master of Ferrets
    The Caracols
    Small hunting cats, larger than domestics, like miniature leopards with tall tufted ears.
    • Cara, mother
    • Cola, kit, male
    • Caru, kit, female
    • Karak, master of Caracols
    The Puppies
    Saluki breed, trained to hunt and fight with Prince Tut, companions to his horses.
    • Saluki, mother of the puppies, fully trained.
    • male pup, male pup
    • female pup, female pup
    • female pup, female pup
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