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The Yoke by Elizabeth Miller

LIST OF CHARACTERS AND PLACES

Abydos, -- A-by'-dos, city of Upper Egypt and burial-place of Osiris.

Amenti, -- A-men'-tee, the realm of Death.

Amon-meses, -- A'-mon-mee'-seez, half-brother to Meneptah and hostile to him.

Anubis, -- A-niu'-bis, pet ape named after the jackal-headed god.

Apepa, -- A-pay'-pah, a Hyksos monarch who befriended Joseph.

Asar-Mut, -- A-sar-Moot', half-brother to Meneptah and high priest to Ptah.

Athor, -- Ah'-thor, the feminine love-deity.

Atsu, -- At'-soo, a noble Egyptian, vice-commander over the works at Pa-Ramesu, afterwards degraded.

Baal-Zephon, -- Bay'-al-Zee'-phon, a hill at the northern end of the Red Sea.

Bast, -- Bahst, the cat-headed goddess, patron deity of Bubastis.

Besa, -- Bee'-sah, a dwarf-like deity similar to the Roman Cupid.

Bettis, -- Bet'-tis, older sister to Hotep and Io.

Bubastis, -- Biu-bast'-is, city in lower Egypt near Goshen.

Deborah, -- Deb'-or-ah, an aged woman of Israel, Rachel's attendant.

Hak-heb, -- Hayk'-heb, a village on the Nile, shipping point for Nehapehu, fifty miles south of Memphis.

Har-hat, -- Hahr'-hat, fan-bearer, or prime minister to the Pharaoh; father of Masanath.

Hathors, -- Hah'-thorz, seven personifications of Athor, usually seven cows, similar to the fates of Roman and Greek mythology.

Hotep, -- Hoe'-tep, the royal scribe, friend of Kenkenes, brother of Bettis and Io.

Hyksos, -- Hick'-soz, the Shepherd Kings.

Imhotep, -- Eem-hoe'-tep, the physician god.

Ipsambul, -- Ip-sahm'-bool, a temple cut from living rock.

Io, -- Eye'-o, younger sister to Hotep and Bettis, in love with Seti.

Isis, -- Eye'-sis, consort to Osiris and goddess of wisdom.

Jambres, -- Jam'-breez, a priest in disgrace, sometime astrologer to Rameses II and to Meneptah.

Kenkenes, -- Ken-ken'-eez, son of Mentu, the murket.

Khem, -- Kem, the Egyptian Pan.

Khu-n-Aten, -- Khoon-Ah'-ten, Amenhotep IV, a Pharaoh of the eighteenth dynasty, who attempted to reform the national faith.

Loi, -- Lo'-ee, high-priest to Amen at Karnak.

Ma, -- Mah, the goddess of truth.

Masaarah, -- Mah-saar'-ah, a limestone quarry opposite Memphis.

Masanath, -- Ma-sayn'-ath, second daughter to Har-hat, beloved of Hotep.

Meneptah, -- Me-nep'-tah, successor to Rameses II, and Pharaoh of the Exodus.

Menes, -- Meen'-eez, captain of the royal guard.

Mentu, -- Men'-too, the murket or royal architect, father of Kenkenes.

Merenra, -- Mer-en'-rah, commander over the works at Pa-Ramesu.

Mesu, -- May'-soo, Moses, the Law-giver.

Mizraim, -- Miz'-ray-im, the Hebrew name for Egypt.

Mut, -- Moot, the mother goddess.

Nari, -- Nahr'-ee, the handmaiden of Masanath.

Nechutes, -- Nee-koo'-teez, the royal cup-bearer.

Nehapehu, -- Nee-hay'-pe-hiu, a fertile pocket in the Libyan desert, fifty miles south of Memphis.

Neferari Thermuthis, -- Nef-er-ahr'-ee Ther-moo'-this, first consort to Rameses II and foster mother of Moses.

Nomarch, -- Nome'-ark, governor of a civil division called a nome.

On, Heliopolis, -- near the site of the modern Cairo.

Osiris, -- Oh-sy'-ris, the great god of Egypt, the principle of good, the creator.

Pa-Ramesu, -- Pay-Ram'-e-soo, a treasure city begun by Rameses II.

Paraschites, -- Par-a-shy'-teez, embalmers, an unclean class.

Pentaur, -- Pen'-tor, an Egyptian priest and poet of the time of Rameses II.

Pepi, -- Pay'-pee, servant of Masanath.

Pharaoh, -- Fay'-roe, title given to the Egyptian monarchs.

Pithom, -- -Py'-thom, a treasure city built by Rameses II.

Ptah, -- P-tah', the patron deity of Memphis.

Punt, -- Poont, Arabia.

Ra, -- Rah, the sun god, patron deity of On.

Rachel, -- daughter of Maai of Israel, beloved of Kenkenes.

Rameses, -- Ram'-e-seez, a popular name for Egyptian kings; the name of Meneptah's older son and also the name of Meneptah's father, the Incomparable Pharaoh.

Ranas, -- Rah'-nas, the servant of Snofru.

Sema, -- See'-mah, an aged servant of Mentu.

Senci, -- Sen'-cee, a lady of noble birth, aunt of Hotep and his sisters.

Set, -- the god of war and evil.

Seti, -- Set'-ee, second son to Meneptah, beloved of Io.

Siptah, -- Sip'-tah, son of Amon-meses and claimant to the Egyptian throne.

Snofru, -- Sno'-froo, priest of Ra at On.

Tahennu, -- Tah-hen'-niu, a fair-haired tribe on the Mediterranean, which was exterminated by Seti I.

Ta-meri, -- Tam'-e-ree, daughter of the nomarch of Memphis and beloved by Nechutes.

Tanis, -- Tay'-nis, the Egyptian name for Zoan.

Tape, -- Tay'-pay, Thebes.

Ta-user, -- Tay'-oo'-ser, a princess of the realm and beloved of Siptah.

Thebaid, -- Thee-bay'-id, civil division embracing Thebes and surrounding towns.

Thebes, -- Theebz, capital of Upper Egypt and largest city in Egypt.

Toth, -- Tote, the male deity of wisdom and law.

Tuat, -- Tiu'-ayt, the Egyptian Hades.

Unas, -- Yu'nas, servant to Har-hat.

Wady Toomilat, -- Wah'-dee Toom'-ee-laht, great Rameside road leading into the Orient.

Zoan, -- Zoe'-an, the capital of the Delta.

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