May 29, 2020

Ahuras Tale

“We were the two children of the King Mer.neb.ptah, and he loved us very much, for he had no others; and Na.nefer.ka.ptah was in his palace as heir over all the land. And when we were grown, the King said to the Queen, `I will marry Na.nefer.ka.ptah to the daughter of a general, and Ahura to the son of another general.` And the Queen said, `No; he is the heir, let him marry his sister, like the heir of a king; none other is fit for him.` And the King said, `That is not fair; they had better be married to the children of the general.`

“And the Queen said, `It is you who are not dealing rightly with me.` And the King answered, `If I have no more than these two children, is it right that they should marry one another? I will marry Na.nefer.ka.ptah to the daughter of an officer, and Ahura to the son of another o