Origin of the name APEPI.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name APEPI.
I., a king of the Hykshos dynasty, of whose reign no particulars are
known. Apepi II., a king of the Hykshos dynasty, under whose
government the patriarch Joseph is, by the larger number of Egyptologists,
believed to have entered Egypt. He was a wise and politic king, and
his court was almost entirely Egyptian. Towards the close of his
reign, he by force introduced the sole worship of the Syrian deity Set or
Sutech, and commanded Tiakken or Raskenen Takuna, king of Thebes, one of
his vassals, to set an example of adoration. This the native
Egyptian king refused to do and a war of resentment was the consequence, a
war which continued during the life of Apepi, and ended in the expulsion
of the Shepherds and the restoration of the old dynasties. A
beautiful bust of this monarch has been recently found in making the
excavations for the Suez Canal, and it is now the chief ornament of the
Boulaq Museum. Apepi was the Apophis
of the Greeks. (An Archaic
Dictionary, Cooper, 1876).