- May 7, 2009
HOTEL RWANDA…Tall Trees & Cockroaches?~ Biblical Translations
The Exploitation of Black Women in Ancient Times & Sun Worship~ Historical Connections [part XII]
[Tiaa & Amenophis II]-----[Mitemwiya & Thutmosis IV]-----[Amenhotep III/Tiye]-----
[Nefertiti & Amenhotep IV/Akhenaten]--- [Meritaten/[Merytamun & Smenkhkare]-----
[Ankhesenpaaten/Ankhesenamen King Tut & Regents]--------Tiya/Tey & Ay/Ag-------
[Mutnodjmet & Horemhab]
And when he was full forty years old, it came into his heart to visit his brethren the children of Israel. And seeing one of them suffer wrong, he defended him, and avenged him that was oppressed, and smote the Egyptian: For he supposed his brethren would have understood how that God by his hand would deliver them: but they understood not. And the next day he shewed himself unto them as they strove, and would have set them at one again, saying, Sirs, ye are brethren; why do ye wrong one to another? But he that did his neighbour wrong thrust him away, saying, Who made thee a ruler and a judge over us? Wilt thou kill me, as thou diddest the Egyptian yesterday? Then fled Moses at this saying, …
And when forty years were expired, there appeared to him in the wilderness of mount Sina an angel of the Lord in a flame of fire in a bush. When Moses saw it, he wondered at the sight: and as he drew near to behold it, the voice of the Lord came unto him,... ACTS 7: 23-31 __________________________________________________________
After the death of Akhenaten others were targeted for their part in the Aten Movement against Thebes. About six (6) years before the death of Akhenaten, his Royal Queen Nefertiti, who had been elevated by him to become supreme over this Aten religion, abruptly disappeared from the Egyptian records and following her disappearance, Queen Tiye died as well and soon their contributions to this movement came into question but much of what has been written about them has been suppressed today. But the question should be why would the Thebans allow this foreign court and their religion to set up in Thebes in the first place? What was wrong with the Theban priesthood that they would allow their own history, origins and presence to be so corrupted? Even though Akhenaten was born under a Theban name, Amenhotep IV, both he and his forefathers were not Thebans at all, so what was wrong with the Thebans that they would allow themselves to be ruled over in this way? Why would they allow themselves to become deceived into believing that just because these Thoth rulers assumed Theban names, it gave them the right to rule over Thebes? For this acceptance, the Thebans became further deceived as these Thoth rulers were able to continue to hide their deceptive movements under the added presence of the Royal Queen Tiye and cause the installation of this Aten Movement to be done under her son Akhenaten. Although she too was foreign, her presence as a ‘Black’ eastern woman becomes the most pivotal point of how these foreigners were able to manipulate ancient Black African people but without the Bible, the full manifestation of this kind of exploitation will never be fully revealed nor understood.
Why would these Thoth rulers and the court of Amenhotep III overlook the original Theban women and choose to put him together with a common ‘Black’ woman of whom was not even of Thebes? Furthermore, how did these Thoth rulers know that the Thebans would not object to a decision to elevate a eastern typed ethnic woman over the Theban women to become the Royal wife of Amenhotep III? Who was the main instigator behind this union; this choice to bond Amenhotep III together with Tiye? The answers to these questions are paramount into understanding great mysteries that revolve around a deep seeded hatred against the presence of the African-typed woman [Nubian-typed women] harbored by many various kinds of people and from many perspectives and why the Creator God intervened during these times to judge this Egyptian system for their exploitation of Black women. The answers to these questions would reveal how the Thebans were mocked in regards to their own actions of hatred against their own ‘Black’ Nubian womankind of which the Thoths were able to use to their advantage. The answers to these questions would reveal how certain ancient Black women had been conditioned to harbor an intense form of Self-Hatred as a result of these kind of rejections that also came from the Black man and therefore, these kind of women were thus exploited even more so and used to go against the Black Nubian [African] presence in order to elevate White Supremacy. Without the Bible though, the kind of history that these modern day historians have chosen to hide and debauch in regards to the significant presence of certain powerful ancient Black women used for Black suppression would never be fully revealed nor understood.
Today we mostly hear good tidings in regards to the Royal Queen Tiye but after a deeper research, it becomes clear that modern scholars have conveniently suppressed some critical issues as to how they have negatively portrayed her upon the downfall of the Aten Movement and how she was portrayed over time and in the ancient world beyond that point. After all, Akhenaten and King Tutankhaaten were her son and grandson and they were the last two pharaohs of this dynastic line, a line that shifted towards matrilineal dominance. Oh how clever historians have worked to hide the fashion in which certain ancient Black women have been elevated, exploited, and then targeted for the blame for the problems of this world! It would be as if historians have written in a cryptic format in regards to Queen Tiye in their attempt to connect her to being the controlling figure in the rise of the Aten Movement, the actual force behind Akhenaten’s movements. In one sense they target Akhenaten and put him as being the sole instigator behind a Hate Movement launched against the Theban religion but if you read the biography offered about Queen Tiye, the deception becomes obvious that they have made an attempt to tie his actions to her actions. They write in one sense to mesmerize the Black African people about Tiye but in another sense they script her as being a powerful force over Egypt of which Akhenaten was subjected. It later comes out too that some historians have scripted Akhenaten of having an oedipal relationship with his mother Tiye of which again places him as being the dominant force and the controller but then never do they caste Tiye as being subdued. They portray her always as having the upper hand and as a dominant and powerful figure in this Aten Movement and therefore, this would be a serious contradiction in regards to the pharaoh Akhenaten and the actions that he took against the Theban religion.
In addition to the hate movement against he Theban religion, Akhenaten was said to have launched a hate movement against the memory of his dead father, pharaoh Amenhotep III, but it has never been fully explained as to why this hate movement would become connected to an oedipal relationship with Tiye or to the abandonment of the Theban religion. Certainly Akhenaten abandoned Thebes where his father Amenhotep III had constructed elaborate buildings, and Akhenaten relocated the capitol from Thebes to his new city Akhetaten [Amarna] and he began a movement to strike out the name of Amenhotep III in his connection with the Theban god Amun but Akhenaten also had to do the same for his earlier name and constructions made in Thebes and in his honor as well. Therefore the reason Akhenaten would have in going against his father could not have been solely connected to the Theban religion that he soon outlawed but it have to have been due to another significant reason. Indeed further research has proven without a doubt that it was not even Akhenaten that started this movement nor was it Tiye, but it was Amenhotep III who started this Aten Movement. So what possible reason could historians have in their suggestion that Akhenaten had such a unnatural close relationship with his dominant mother? The answer to this question rest in the very origins and definition of the Aten Religion itself and in the actions of certain other pivotal people during the rise of the Atenism of which historians have conveniently omitted in order to shift the movement in the direction of blame towards Akhenaten’s maternal links only in order to completely take the focus off of his paternal links. Historians offer a detailed background on Tiye, her parentage and their non-Theban whereabouts and make it easy to understand the role that they did play in coming against the Theban priesthood but again, they offer ambiguity in regards to the pharaoh’s paternal links that were the true initiators of such a movement.
Amenhotep III was also the first to adopt an Aten name! In fact the very elaborate palace that he had built up in Thebes today known as ‘Malkata’ was known as ‘House of Rejoicing’ and at that time it was built in honor of his Aten name ‘Aten-tjehen’ which means ‘the Dazzling Sun Disk’ [the Dazzling Aten]. Amenhotep III added to his previous throne name of ‘Nebmaatre’ and became known as ‘Nebmaatreatenjtehen’. Akhenatan then only furthered his father’s program and likewise he constructed a great temple in Thebes and began his Aten Movement in Thebes but however, after the death of his father, he was said to have launched a hate movement against his father. So if Akhenaten had any hatred towards his father, there had to be a connection to how he felt his father regarded his mother Tiye. More importantly, there has to be a correlation, whether negative or positive, in how Tiye was defined in regards to this Aten Religion and how she correlated to Amenhotep III’s new image as ‘the Dazzling Aten’. In other words, what was Tiye’s role in regards to this new Aten religion? Did she receive an Aten name? Due to the obvious records that state she outlived her husband Amenhotep III and of her presence in the city of the Aten, why would historians omit her connection to her husband and her son in this Aten Religion? These questions leads to another person that would have been crucial to the set up of this Aten Religion; the mother of the pharaoh, Mitemwiya [Mutemwiya].
How was Tiye viewed in the eyes of Amenhotep’s mother Mitemwiya [Mutemwiya]? Did Mitemwiya receive an Aten name? When did she die and why has her presence been so shrouded in mystery? Was she the force behind this movement that was soon headed up by Nefertiti? Was Mitemwiya present at the extensive palace built in honor of the Dazzling Aten Amenhotep III built in Thebes and in which he soon received hundreds of Asiatic women into his court? Did Mitemwiya encourage her son Amenhotep III to seek unions with all those hundreds of Asiatic-typed women like herself, including Nefertiti, and to be brought into the Egyptian court? According to recent historians, Nefertiti was brought into the court to originally be given to Amenhotep III but due to his health she was instead given to Akhenaten when it was determined that he was to become the heir? This would mean that it was not Tiye’s decision at all to put Nefertiti with Akhenaten as historians have so craftily implied. Nevertheless when Amenhotep III died, it put Tiye in a strategic position of which the further actions prove was not received well by all. She became as if she was like an object to manipulate. So when the boy king Tut was born, does it reveal a competition that occurred and that existed amongst the women in regards to their role in the Aten religion? Did Tiye offer up her daughter to bond with Akhenaten to compete with or to eclipse the actions of Nefertiti? Or was there any truth behind her in having an incestuous relationship with her son in a quest to perhaps dominate over Nefertiti and the Aten religion? The key to all of these questions rest in the presence of the mother of Amenhotep III, Mitemwiya, how he viewed his mother, and how she was viewed in regards to the Aten religion. Cont.
…Tushratta, King of Mitanni, wrote a letter to Queeen Tiye after Akhenaten came to the throne, and in a later letter to Akhenaten, a referrence to his mother is made in the opening paragraph.
In one letter, Tushratta replies to the Dowager Queen's request that he continue sending his embassies to her son, the new pharaoh. In two others, he advises Akhenaten to consult his mother. Apparently he was so vexed about the broken promises that he tried every possibility open to him, including asking the Queen Mother to plead his case, and referring Akhenaten to her to confirm that the old king had indeed promised him those two golden statues.
The earliest letter (EA 26 in Moran’s The Amarna Letters) was addressed to Queen Tiye, Wife of Amenhotep III and mother of Akhenaten. Tushratta reminds Tiye of his love for her deceased husband, Amenhotep, and says that he will “show 10 times – much, much - more love” to her son Akhenaten. He then comes to the point, saying that he had asked Amenhotep for two solid gold statues, but that Akhenaten had sent him wooden statues covered in a thin coating of gold. “Is this love… my brother was going to treat me 10 times better than his father did. But now he has not [given me] even what his father was accustomed to give”. Tushratta asks Tiye to intervene so that two solid gold statues will be cast for him. After all, gold is “like dirt” in Egypt.
Tiy was a strong character who retained a great deal of influence with her son throughout his reign.
Her family was very influential, and Tiye remained a force to be reckoned with
Because of her intelligence and forcefulness Tiye had great influence on both of these pharaohs and it was at this time the state religion converted from a polytheistic one into a monotheistic one. Tiye may well have been the primal force behind the conversion.
For some reason, the priests of Amun did not approve of Queen Tiye, who, as time went on, seemed to be given more and more power. She was seen as a foreign person, not of royal blood and was resented.
The material uses for the Khepresh was cloth or leather stained blue and it was covered with many little yellow sun-disks. Also with this crown a uraeus was fastened to its front….
Blue Crown is known from the first kings of the New Kingdom, more considered as a ritual Sun Crown, associated with the King as Horus, …
Then sat Solomon upon the throne of David his father; and his kingdom was
established greatly. And Adonijah the son of Haggith came to Bath-sheba
the mother of Solomon. And she said, Comest thou peaceably? And he said, Peaceably.
…And now I ask one petition of thee, deny me not. And she said unto him, Say on.
And he said, Speak, I pray thee, unto Solomon the king, (for he will not say
thee nay,) that he give me Abishag the Shunammite to wife.
And Bath-sheba said, Well; I will speak for thee unto the king….Then she said, I desire
one small petition of thee; I pray thee, say me not nay. And the king said unto her,
Ask on, my mother: for I will not say thee nay. And she said, Let Abishag the
Shunammite be given to Adonijah thy brother to wife. And king Solomon answered
and said unto his mother, And why dost thou ask Abishag the Shunammite for Adonijah?
ask for him the kingdom also; for he is mine elder brother; … 1KINGS 2: 12-22. _________________________________________________________
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