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Egyptian Queen Names

Isis ( Aset in Egyptian) was originally a Goddess from Nubia and was adopted into Egyptian belief. Her name literally means female of throne, Queen of the throne. Wife and sister to Asar ( Osiris) and mother of Horus.

The story of how Scotland got it’s name is an interesting one. Meritaten, nicknamed Scotia, was an ancient Egyptian queen of the eighteenth dynasty (14th century BC), and the first of six daughters born to Pharaoh Akhenaten and his Great Royal Wife, Nefertiti. Her name means “She who is beloved of Aten”; Aten being the sun-god her father worshipped. Scotia settled in what is now Scotland, after the Hyksos were expelled from Egypt. -Robert Sepehr Copyright © 2012 Antediluviana. A

Princess Meritaten, King Tut’s sister Ahkenaten’s daughter Meritaten also spelled Merytaten or Meryetaten (14th century BC) was an ancient Egyptian queen of the eighteenth dynasty, who held the position of Great Royal Wife to Pharaoh Smenkhkare, who may have been a brother or son of Akhenaten. Her name means “She who is beloved of Aten”; Aten being the sun-god her father worshipped; Meritaten also may have served as pharaoh in her own right under the name,

Queen Ankhesenamun was a queen of the Eighteenth dynasty of Egypt. Born as Ankhesenpaaten, she was the third of six known daughters of the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten and his Great Royal Wife Nefertiti, and became the Great Royal Wife of her half-brother Tutankhamun. The change in her name reflects the changes in Ancient Egyptian religion during her lifetime after her father's death.

Queen Tiye (also spelled Taia, Tiy and Tiyica - 1398 BC–1338 BC). She was the daughter of Yuya and Tjuyu (also spelled Thuyu). She became the Great Royal Wife of the Egyptian pharaoh Amenhotep III. She was the mother of Akhenaten and grandmother of Tutankhamun. Her mummy was identified as The Elder Lady, found in the tomb of Amenhotep II (KV35) in 2010.

Nephthys is the Egyptian Goddess of the Dead. Her name means "Mistress of the House" in the Egyptian language. She has also been called the "Friend of the Dead". Nephthys is the shadow of her sister Isis and rules over the darkness and the secrets of death. She is the protector of souls and the queen of the Underworld.

from NPR.org

The Secret Story of Egypt's Black Emperors

Black Egyptians | hide caption A bust of the powerful Queen Tiye, King Tut's grandmother ...