Rich McQuillen
re: Aahotep
Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:44
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"In a text, the mother of Ahmose is called "the mistress of the islanders of the sea" even though she was a princess of Dynasty 17."
-- I have a source for a similar statement for this from Bietak. The top of the dynasty is a little confusing to me, with multiple Aahotep's, Queen Ahmose's, Sepair's, etc... so, I think it's Aahotep 2, and not Aahotep 1.

Aahotep 2 is the one buried with lots of Greek Weapons.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ahhotep_II

"Bietak has suggested the way (or a way) ahead. The Thebans, and not the Hyksos, were in contact with Knossos, where it is possible (but not proven) that a woman, the Mistress of Animals, occupied the throne of Minos. He suggests that Aahotep, the Egyptian born wife of Sekenenre Tao, and mother of Kamose and Ahmose, may hold the key to the Minoan wallpaintings at Avaris. Her superlative titles on the victory stele of Ahmose set up at Karnak may represent a dynastic link between the Thebans and Knossos.44 If this suggestion proves correct, a Minoan presence in Egypt during the later Hyksos period can be added to the sparse evidence for Minoan activity at that time in the south-eastern Mediterranean and the Nile Valley,45 and a prelude to the arrival of Aegean envoys and bearers depicted in the Theban tombs during the reigns of Hatshepsut and Thutmose III. Indeed, fact at Avaris may prove to be stranger than fiction: a remarkable woman came from Crete with Minoan forces. She or her daughter became accepted as an Egyptian, married a Theban hero, and was celebrated at Avaris for her part in the salvation of the Two Lands."
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Avaris was the city of: "Egyptus", whoever that was, who was supposedly descended from Io(Moon). Egyptus=Keftiu. And Keftiu is Crete/Minoan... and we find a Minoan temple here, after the Hyksos supposedly left.

With the parentage of Aahotep I, known, it seems more likely to me that Aahotep II is a better candidate for this "Mistress of Animals".

  • re: Dynasty 15Jon Smyth, Sat Aug 18 08:44
    "In a text, the mother of Ahmose is called "the mistress of the islanders of the sea" even though she was a princess of Dynasty 17." The "islanders" in this context refer to the gezirah's in the... more
    • re: Aahotep — Rich McQuillen, Sat Aug 18 10:44
    • re: Dynasty 15Marianne Luban, Sat Aug 18 09:36
      Jon Smyth wrote: ""In a text, the mother of Ahmose is called "the mistress of the islanders of the sea" even though she was a princess of Dynasty 17." The "islanders" in this context refer to the... more
      • Wadj-wr (again)......was re: 15 Dynasty.Jon Smyth, Mon Aug 20 17:22
        Marianne Luban wrote: "We have been over this more than once and I am sure your take on this is not correct." Yes, I recall some years ago. At that time I believe I urged you to obtain a copy of... more
        • Wadj-wr for the last timeMarianne Luban, Tue Aug 21 10:06
          Jon Wrote: Marianne Luban wrote: "We have been over this more than once and I am sure your take on this is not correct." "Yes, I recall some years ago. At that time I believe I urged you to obtain a... more
          • re: wadj wrJon Smyth, Sun Sep 2 15:40
            My apologies, I missed the last paragraph. Marianne Luban wrote: Another great philologist, Dr. Rainer Hannig, whose German language Egyptian dictionary is the one Egyptologists use [I have it right... more
          • re: wadj wrRich McQuillen, Tue Aug 21 17:57
            "as the Nile when it flows to the sea". Glyphs: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/w%EA%9C%A3%E1%B8%8F-wr I asked my linguist friend if he had an opinion on it. He said the "wadj" is instead "Wetsi", or... more
            • re: wadj wrMarianne Luban, Wed Aug 22 09:54
              Rich wrote: "as the Nile when it flows to the sea". Glyphs: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/w%EA%9C%A3%E1%B8%8F-wr I asked my linguist friend if he had an opinion on it. He said the "wadj" is instead... more
              • re: wadj wrJon Smyth, Sun Sep 2 15:31
                Marianne Luban wrote: "wAD wr" is mostly translated as "great green" due to the greenish color of the waters of the Mediterranean. This has always been a weak argument, even the Egyptians represented ... more
      • re: Dynasty 15Marianne Luban, Sat Aug 18 09:55
        Here are some images of Minoans in Egypt. I do not, however, agree with the dates of James Thomas. https://medium.com/the-bronze-age/the-wandering-tribes-of-the-aegean-96ff9703ce3c
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