The Names of Hatshepsut as King *

  title={The Names of Hatshepsut as King *},
  author={Gay Robins},
  journal={The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology},
  pages={103 - 112}
  • G. Robins
  • Published 1 December 1999
  • History
  • The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology
Although for most of her reign Hatshepsut was depicted with the traditional image of a male king, the names that she used as king were formed with grammatically feminine participles, thus openly acknowledging her female status. In addition, these names were deliberately constructed to incorporate references to goddesses, references that were probably intended to allude to Hatshepsut's divine aspect as king and to reinforce the legitimacy of her rule. The inclusion of these divine references was… 
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