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Oedipus and Arkhanaten
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2005 8:13 am 
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I read a book last year about Arkhanaten being Oedipus. Queen Tiye would have been Arkhanaten's mother and wife. After Arkhanaten died or was exiled King Tut may have publicly humiliated his brother (Arkhanaten) and his mum (Queen Tiye) and this may have fuelled a plot to end Tut's life prematurely.
Can't recall the state of Queen Tiye's tomb etc. Can someone help on this?
Queen Tiye would have married Amenhotep III first and had 2 sons - Arkhanaten (Amenhotep IV) and Smenkhkare who were to become King Tut's elder half brothers. Confusing? Too right!
P.S. Yuya who was Tiye's dad was definitely Joseph of the technicolour dreamcoat fame, but that's another story.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2006 6:46 pm 
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I don't buy it. The Tiye-Akhenaten Oedipal-complex rumor was started by archaeologists who didn't yet know how powerful Tiye was in her time, and who came from cultures where people didn't publicly show the physical affection that Akhenaten shows his family on the monuments. So they misunderstood the evidence they saw. The rumor is fueled by the fact that so many royal children exist in Akhenaten's time whose parents are not known -- for example, Tut, Smenkhkare and Baketaten. Some people assume that these are children of an incestuous union between Akhenaten and Tiye. But it's not known for sure, and one shouldn't jump to conclusions other than that Tiye was a powerful queen whom her son Akhenaten showed great respect and affection.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2006 3:11 am 
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I didn't know anything aboput this relationship with the Oedipal complex...


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 6:49 pm 
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A book written about 30 years ago by a guy named Immanuel Velikovsky. I don't know if anyone takes it seriously.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 11:49 pm 
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I've read that book, and I kind of hated it. :P

The last time anything Freudian looked at Amarna period Egypt, they came up with the "brilliant" theory that Akhenaten is Moses. Freud's theories are now barely applicable to actual psychology. Why should we trust his opinions on Egypt?

For those who don't know their Bible stories: Joseph brought himself and his eleven brothers into Egypt. We still need enough time for all of them to reproduce to a sizeable population before we can have a Moses figure entering the picture.

Seeing as how the Egyptians erased all traces of Akhenaten, it is unlikely that Sophocles (a Greek) would have heard about him and decided to write the Oedipus story about him. And, suppose we made a giant leap of faith and said that Akhenaten did screw his mother, that would still be the only actual similarity to the Oedipus story. Definately not enough parallels to form a good conspiracy theory.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2007 7:13 am 
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Does anyone believe in reincarnation? It seems that historians see parallels in history and mix up timelines, so that we get things like Akhenaten was Moses etc.

My past life researches lead me to think that Nefertiti became Catherine the Great. Tsar Paul was Catherine's son.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 5:50 am 
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Tiye was Akhenaten's mother. Many years after the death of her husband Amenhotep III, she is still mentioned as Queen and beloved of the King [which was already at that time Akhenaten]. It was only "suggested" [take note of that] that Akhenaten and Tiye acted as consorts until the time of their death [which was at that time "incest"].

Akhenaten is not Oedipus. But only rather the symbolic representation of the legendary King of Thebes, and Tiye for Jocasta.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 4:52 am 
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Even if 2 people are king & queen they do not have to have a sexual relationship. In England a Mayoress was usualy the Mayors wife but increasingly it is a friend or relative who will fill in the ceremonial/social duties.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 7:22 am 
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But such a relationship was not seen in ancient Egypt, where so much pressure was put on Pharoah and his quees (or queens) having children who might ascend the throne.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 6:08 am 
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tnrees wrote:
Even if 2 people are king & queen they do not have to have a sexual relationship. In England a Mayoress was usualy the Mayors wife but increasingly it is a friend or relative who will fill in the ceremonial/social duties.


if they are indeed considered as the royal couple ruling egypt, they must of course have a sexual relationship to produce offspring.. If the Pharaoh dies for example leaving the queen no heir, the lady's life might be threatened. As the story of Ankhesenamun and Tutankhamun.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 4:58 am 
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Plenty of pharohs were suceeded by offspring of minor consorts


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2007 3:58 am 
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tnrees wrote:
Plenty of pharohs were suceeded by offspring of minor consorts


well yes, but they hav still tried to produce their own offspring


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 12:50 am 
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I remember reading this book years ago, when it first came out. I found it fascinating and it was one of the things that made me interested in Armarna history.

I do not believe it is true, however it does make some interesting points regarding various carvings etc.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 5:24 am 
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Khafre - what about if the major wife was forced on him by politics & he hated her but loved the minor consort.


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