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Nubians / God's Wife of Amun

 
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2004 5:56 pm    Post subject: Nubians / God's Wife of Amun Reply with quote

I have recently been trying to find info about the Nubians.
Taharqa was the greatest king among them I believe.
They re-instituted the position of God's Wife of Amen. Or at least took over the position, and had their women play this powerful role.

Any info you have? Any thoughts about these God's wives of Amen?

Here's what I know about the royal family during this time

1. Kashta (770-750 BC) + Pebatma chief wife, mother of Piankhi
Queen Shepenwepet I, wife of Kashta, mother of Queen Aqaluqa?
Children include Piye, Shabaka and Amenridis I, God’s Wife of Amun

2. Piye (= Piankhy) (750-712 BC)+ Queen Aqaluqa, known from statue, mother of Taharqa?
Queen Abalo=Abar, mother of Taharqa? From Stela at Kawa.Same as above?
Queen Peksater, mother of Shebitku?
Queen Kenensat= Khensa, Wife and Sister(?) of King Piye daughter of Alara and Kasaqa
Queen Neferukekashta
Queen Tabiry, Wife of King Piye Daughter of Alara and Kasaqa
and Children include Shebitku (King), Taharqa (King), Qalhata (Queen), Shepenwepet II, God’s Wife of Amun

3. Shabaka (712-698 BC)+ Queen Tabekenamun, King’s daughter and King’s sister
Queen Mesbat, probably mother of High Priest Harenmakhet
Queen Qalhata, mother of Tanutamen. She was sister of Taharqa, daughter of Piankhi.
Shabaka was the elder brother of Piye.

4. Shebitku (698-690 BC) + ?
Shebitku was a son of Piye.

5. Taharqa (690-664 BC) + Queen Takahatamani, sister/wife
+ Queen Atakhebasken (from shabti), sister/wife
+Queen Naparaye, sister/wife of King Taharqo Daughter of King Piye
+ Queen Tabaketenamun (from shabti), sister/wife
+ consort Salka?
+ Queen Amendukhat?
His daughter Amenridis II succeeded as God’s Wife of Amun

6. Tanutamen (=Tanwetamani) (664-657 BC)+ Gereirkhenty, chief wife,
Another wife was Queen Pi(-ankh)-arty = Piye-iry (depicted in a stela)
Tanutamen was the son of Queen Qalhata, who was a daughter of Piye.
There are statues of a queen Malakaya = Maloqoye from this period
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2004 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is quite a useful book called The Black Pharaohs by Robert G Morkot
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2004 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the suggestion. I'll have to check if our library has it.

I'm trying to cut back on book expenses.....
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2004 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmm, broke down and bought the book anyway Wink

Yup, I'm an addict. (to books that is)

Here's more info about the God's Wives also referred to as "the divine adoratrice".

http://www.philae.nu/akhet/GodsWife.html
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