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King Scorpion (perhaps name of a king before the First Dynasty)

On a mace head from Hierakonpolis a king is shown. Next to him is the hieroglyph "scorpion". For that reason the name of the king has been taken to be an Egyptian word for/signified by "scorpion".

Many scholars doubt the reading and the existence of king "Scorpion".


Disputing the existence "Scorpion":

Adams 1995: 48-49

Pro the existence of king "Scorpion":

Kaiser 1964: 102-105 (the macehead is the only attestation for the king)

General discussion:


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