Creating King Tut’s World

The Author on her debut novel

World-Building in : ” Sun Child, Prince of Egypt”

One of the hardest ideas to portray was how their society operated, how different their world was to ours.

The Ancient Egyptians reveled in and celebrated their annual flood of the Nile and developed systems of advance warning if the flood dangerously exceeded expectations. They eagerly anticipated the floods, with plans in place for floods that might exceed normal heights.

The idea of the many gods of Egypt is somewhat deceptive. They all came from one god, the most powerful, the original Sun GodRe. Yet Re was more than just the sun.

There was a kind of “freedom of religion”, with all those gods and goddesses, yet their temple complexes and staff were necessary for the operation of the Kingdom.

King Bee-Hiero-LuxorTheir temples held all the administrative, bureaucratic offices, as well as the education systems, libraries and medical resources. The temples also served as a repository for the Treasury of the Great House, of the King, with the Great Wife of the King as the Mistress of the Treasury.

Above all there was always one unifying force: the King, the God-King, the Great House of Egypt, the Lord of the Two Lands; He of the Sedge and the Bee, He who could control all the other gods and goddesses, He who made it all happen: Pharaoh.

As you can see on the obelisk, the hieroglyphs for the Bee and for the Sedge precede the Coronation Name in the cartouche.

This next graphic has all of King Tut’s names with his coronation name preceded by the Bee and the Sedge. tutankhamun-x

More to come,
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René O’Deay

New Spin on King Tut

What makes Tales of King Tut: Sun Child, Prince of Egypt, different from other novels?

This fascinating and tragic character captured the world’s imagination when his tomb in the Valley of the Kings was discovered in 1922 and still continues to entrance almost 100 years later.

Sun Child, Prince of Egypt has a new more positive spin than others have offered without haring off into unacceptable theories. In the series, ‘Tales of King Tut’: Prince Tut is charming, considerate, a natural born leader, a child genius who becomes King of the World and seizes the reins of power and magic.

So far, every novel that has had King Tut in it has been disappointing.

Until now none have provided a satisfactory answer to the mystery of why King Tut’s tomb was the only one found practically intact.

Many scholars, historians, Egyptologists, ‘accredited or orthodox’, now say he was an inconsequential King, ruled by ‘regents’, such as by Aye, his great-uncle, and by Horemheb, his general, with no real personal power, but….

Maybe his people did not consider Tutankhamen inconsequential. After all many more ‘powerful’ and reknown kings of Egypt undoubtedly had their good friends and loyal followers, and all of their tombs were stripped, many in antiquity (Old Kingdom, Middle Kingdom, New Kingdom).

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Mother of King Tut?

Queen Sitamen, Mother of King Tut?   By René O’Deay

Any deep digging at all into Tutankhamen’s life and the many different Egyptologists’ actual findings, various translations and as many different theories and reasonings behind those theories, as well as the ongoing revelations in recent years, yields a realization that discovering the actual truth is a complex problem and possibly impossible.

I have a background in journalism, an avid interest in history both recent and ancient, and a nose for investigative research. One of my final projects at my university was the story of the notorious Jack Slade of the Overland Stage and his beautiful and as controversial wife, Virginia. Digging out the truth of what had happened over 100 years before when the outcome of the Civil War hung in the balance and depended on who controlled the output from the gold mines of Montana, was like a training project for Tut’s story.

Discovering the many wild and contradictory memoirs and news stories about Jack and his Virginia, I realized then I had to sort out propaganda from honest reporting. People always have an agenda when they “tell the story.” I had to pick and choose by trying to figure out what the narrators’ different motives were.

So, to pick my way through all the conflicting theories about Tutankhamen, timelines, and other side information found in other countries as well as continuing to take into account new revelations, as more evidence was discovered, more translations from artifacts were released to the public, seemed like trying to find an impossible way out of a ‘mobius maze.’

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Do You Believe in Magic?

Do You Believe in Magic?

The Ancient Egyptians did.    Master Magician-banner

Or did they?

Did they really know some technical knowledge that has since been lost.
You know, kinda like what someone from maybe a hundred years ago would think of a Bic lighter.

If you believe in Magic, come along for the ride while young Prince Tut begins to learn the basics.

The Boat of a Million Years has arrived.  

And is picking up passengers.

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The Solar Boat is about to depart.
Are you ready for the ride of your life?

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Harry Potter and King Tut

What do Harry Potter and King Tut have in common?

Magic! Magic School!

  • Both young boys,
  • both in school,
  • both learning Magic,
  • both with natural magical powers, and
  • both with powerful enemies on the side of Darkness.

The Ancient Egyptians stressed the power of words, their symbols. Their Sacred Symbols, what we now call hieroglyphs, had to be used precisely and correctly. The way they were written, pronounced and used, had to be the same.

Modern day “Magick” practices stress the same thing. So does computer languages, scientific formulas.

If you’ve seen the Harry Potter movies, did you notice what happens when a spell is mispronounced?

In this series of novels about King Tut, there is Magic, Ancient Egyptian Magic secrets.

When 10- year-old Prince Tutankhaten became King of Egypt, he also inheritied the role of Master Magician. Wooden Portrait Head of Tutankhamun

The Ancient Egyptians were known as a Land of Magicians, and the Pharaoh was also known as the ‘Master Magician in the Land of Magicians’. How does that apply to our modern-day world? What could possibly be the basis for that ancient belief?

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Replica of King Tut’s Tomb

So, it seems Egypt has created a replica of Tutankhamen tomb in the ‘Valley of the Kings’.

Egypt opens replica of King Tut’s tomb (BBC)

Egypt opens replica of King Tut’s Tomb (Yahoo!)

“BUT, what will they do with my body?” asked Tutankhamen.

René O’Deay


Prince Tut’s Earrings

In Chapter One of Sun Child, Prince of Egypt, Prince Tut is described wearing these earrings that only boys wore: “

Tut's Duck EarringsThe young boy prince stood proudly facing the approaching Sun God with out-stretched arms and
offered little bouquets of swamp flowers, lotus and papyrus he had gathered along the way. He glowed in the sun, the elegant little prince in his sharply pleated short white kilt and a tight-sleeved shirt of light green linen, wide-collared in gold, red and blue, and a jeweled girdle slanted over his slim hips. The wide black braided sidelock of youth hung thickly over his right shoulder and little jeweled ducks swung from large posts in each earlobe. Chapter One Preview

An detailed description of how the earrings were made and worn and when from TourEgypt.

Compared, however, with the countless representations of female wearers of earrings, the number of representations of male wearers is very small and, in the main, confined to young princes.

René O’Deay