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Panebtawy, Lord of the Two Lands

also Nebtawy, Pa-neb-tawy, Panebtaui, Horpanebtawipakhered (Horus Lord of the Two Lands, the Child) [6]
 
    During Hellenistic times Panebtawy was the child god of the triad of Kom Ombo, of which the grown up deities were Horus the Elder (Haroeris) and Tasenetnofret, identified with Hathor [2] or Tefnut. [3] The ceremonies celebrating Panebtawy's divine birth were held in a mammisi devoted to him. The Haroeris triad shared a temple with a triad consisting of Sobek, Hathor and Khonsu[4]
    Panebtawy, whose name means Lord of the Two Lands, was the embodiment of Egyptian kingship. He was the heir of his father Horus the Elder, who had succeeded in wresting the power over Egypt from Seth who had usurped it. The pharaohs saw themselves as the heirs of Horus. [5]
    Panebtawy was depicted as a child wearing a hemhem, atef or double crown or as a snake.

[1] Kathryn A. Bard, Steven Blake Shubert, Encyclopedia of the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt, Routledge, 1999, p.419
[2] George Hart, The Routledge dictionary of Egyptian gods and goddesses, Routledge 2005, p.154
[3] Bard & Shubert, op. cit., p.419
[4] Francoise Dunand, Christiane Zivie-Coche, David Lorton, Gods and Men in Egypt, Cornell University Press, 2005, p.228
[5] Hart, op. cit., p.125
[6] Christian Leitz, Dagmar Budde, Lexikon der ägyptischen Götter und Götterbezeichnungen, 2002, p.257
 

 
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