going above and beyond
- Feb 7, 2004
Brother, I am so glad that you or someone was able to respond to this. First of all, I've had this listing for several months now and have been attempting to match these names with what has been documented by Dr. Ben and Cheihk Anta Diop. I was able to obtain this listing from an Afrakan Organization that basically follows the teachings of Ankhnaton. This organization also obviously has access to material that the masses normally won't see. In fact, if you don't have a Ph.d, have not been initiated and have not been referred by someone else with authority, we can't even get onto the site. So now my goal with some help is to find the english equivelant just so people will know who is who . This is obviously going to be some work...for example; There's 8 Kemetic Female Rulers listed and we know that the white academia and many Afrakan scholars only tell us about Hatshepsut or Cleopatra....even though to my knowledge there were 8 of them.There are some MAJOR problems with this "Canonical List" of the "Kemetic Orthodoxy" smh...
I will just deal with the most obvious. The problem begins with #77 "Sheshi who is the first of the Dynasty 15 rulers known as the Hikau-khoswet who began to assume control of the EASTERN DESERT AND DELTA REGIONS from about 1663-1555 BCE.
Who provides the most part of this account? Manetho.
The problem here is that during the SAME period the Dynasty 17 rulers based at Thebes ruled AT THE SAME TIME as the Hikau-khoswet in the Delta.
The following is from Peter Clayton's "Chronicle of the Pharaohs", pp. 93-94:
"Manetho's account of this period is preserved at great length in Contra Apionem by the Jewish historian Josephus, but it must be remembered that Manetho was writing as a Graeco-Egyptian about the greatest disaster that ever struck ancient Egypt: rule by foreign nationals."
At the same time these so-called "Hyksos" were usurping the Delta which had fallen into governmental anarchy, the rulers were evolving at Thebes as their dominion extended from Elephantine to Abydos, while at the same time largely preserving the culture of the Middle Kingdom.
The second problem that I notice is that this list does not mention Herihor (Siamun Hemnetjertepyenamun) which is major because as Herihor was the High Priest of Amun at Thebes, he also effectively orchestrated a co-rulership with Ramesses XI thrus creating a ruling class of High Priests, while at the same time acquiring the high title of Viceroy of Kush. This is important because it set the stage for the ascendency of his son-in-law Piankh.
The list confusesand omits at least three other High Priests at Thebes, while at the same time the order is incorrect because many of the Kings at Tanis (1069-945) also reigned at the same time as the Theban High Priests.
196. Sekhenetma’atra Setepenra Hekatawy Tamara (female)
Why is this white woman included on an "Ancient List"?
Tamara L. Siuda (born 1969) is the founder and current head of Kemetic Orthodoxy and the House of Netjer. She is known formally within her faith as Her Holiness, Sekhenet-Ma'at-Ra Setep-en-Ra User Hekatawy I, Nisut-Bity of the Kemetic Orthodox faith and uses the honorific Reverend outside of the faith to indicate her position as clergy. She is also a mambo in Haitian Vodou.
"Siuda founded the group which would become Kemetic Orthodoxy in 1988 after an experience during a Wiccan initiation ritual in which she is said to have been called by the ancient Egyptian deities to revive their worship. She left Wicca and began study and worship in ancient Egyptian religion with friends and students. In 1993, this group of people had grown substantially, and gained legal recognition as the House of Netjer Kemetic Orthodox Temple. In 1999, the House of Netjer, and the Kemetic Orthodox Faith, were granted 501(c)(3) status."
If there's anything else that you can find out on these names, please let me know and Asante Sana (Thank you Very Much)