Besa,—Bee’-sah, a dwarf-like deity similar to the Roman Cupid.
Bettis,—Bet’-tis, older sister to Hotep and Io.
Bubastis,—Biu-bast’-is, city in lower Egypt near Goshen.
Deborah,—Deb’-or-ah, an aged woman of Israel, Rachel’s attendant.
Hak-heb,—Hayk’-heb, a village on
the Nile, shipping point for
Nehapehu, fifty miles south of Memphis.
Har-hat,—Hahr’-hat, fan-bearer, or prime minister to the Pharaoh; father of Masanath.
Hathors,—Hah’-thorz, seven personifications of Athor, usually seven cows, similar to the fates of Roman and Greek mythology.
Hotep,—Hoe’-tep, the royal scribe,
friend of Kenkenes, brother of
Bettis and Io.
Hyksos,—Hick’-soz, the Shepherd Kings.
Imhotep,—Eem-hoe’-tep, the physician god.
Ipsambul,—Ip-sahm’-bool, a temple cut from living rock.
Io,—Eye’-o, younger sister to Hotep and Bettis, in love with Seti.
Isis,—Eye’-sis, consort to Osiris and goddess of wisdom.
Jambres,—Jam’-breez, a priest in
disgrace, sometime astrologer to
Rameses II and to Meneptah.
Kenkenes,—Ken-ken’-eez, son of Mentu, the murket.
Khem,—Kem, the Egyptian Pan.
Khu-n-Aten,—Khoon-Ah’-ten, Amenhotep IV, a Pharaoh of the eighteenth dynasty, who attempted to reform the national faith.
Loi,—Lo’-ee, high-priest to Amen at Karnak.
Ma,—Mah, the goddess of truth.
Masaarah,—Mah-saar’-ah, a limestone quarry opposite Memphis.
Masanath,—Ma-sayn’-ath, second daughter to Har-hat, beloved of Hotep.
to Rameses II, and Pharaoh of the
Menes,—Meen’-eez, captain of the royal guard.
Mentu,—Men’-too, the murket or royal architect, father of Kenkenes.
Merenra,—Mer-en’-rah, commander over the works at Pa-Ramesu.
Mesu,—May’-soo, Moses, the Law-giver.
Mizraim,—Miz’-ray-im, the Hebrew name for Egypt.
Mut,—Moot, the mother goddess.
Nari,—Nahr’-ee, the handmaiden of Masanath.
Nechutes,—Nee-koo’-teez, the royal cup-bearer.
Nehapehu,—Nee-hay’-pe-hiu, a fertile pocket in the Libyan desert, fifty miles south of Memphis.
Ther-moo’-this, first consort to
Rameses II and foster mother of Moses.
Nomarch,—Nome’-ark, governor of a civil division called a nome.
On, Heliopolis,—near the site of the modern Cairo.
Osiris,—Oh-sy’-ris, the great god of Egypt, the principle of good, the creator.
Pa-Ramesu,—Pay-Ram’-e-soo, a treasure city begun by Rameses II.
Paraschites,—Par-a-shy’-teez, embalmers, an unclean class.
Pentaur,—Pen’-tor, an Egyptian priest
and poet of the time of Rameses
Pepi,—Pay’-pee, servant of Masanath.