Colleen Houck

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  • Discover Your Egyptian Pharaoh Name

    February 18, 2016

    Houck’s new Egyptian series is not only rich with ancient myth and riddled with tombs and traps, but has ravishing heroes that steal your girly girl hearts and takes your breath away!

    As is Colleen’s way, her story is jam packed with adventure and the male characters are just sooooo sooooo swoon worthy, hunkalicious, melt in your mouth kind of perfection with a capital OMGoodness! 

    I don’t know if your heart belongs to Ren, Kishan, Amon, Asten, or Ahmose (or heck… each and every one of them!), or whether you typically fall for the good guy or the bad boy, Colleen doesn’t hold back! 

    For fun, I thought we could have some Egyptian trivia and give you a chance to see what YOUR EGYPTIAN PHARAOH NAME is, check it out below:


    Anubis- One of the most iconic gods of ancient Egypt. Anubis is the Greek version of his name, the ancient Egyptians knew him as Anpu (or Inpu). In the Pyramid Texts of Unas, Anubis is associated with the Eye of Horus who acted as a guide to the dead and helped them find Osiris. In other myths Anubis and Wepwawet (Upuaut) led the deceased to the halls of Ma´at where they would be judged. Anubis watched over the whole process and ensured that the weighing of the heart was conducted correctly. He then led the innocent on to a heavenly existence and abandoned the guilty to Ammit.

    Bastet- one of the most popular goddesses of ancient Egypt. She is generally thought of as a cat goddess. However, she originally had the head of a lion or a desert sand-cat and it was not until the New Kingdom that she became exclusively associated with the domesticated cat. However, even then she remained true to her origins and retained her war-like aspect. She personified the playfulness, grace, affection, and cunning of a cat as well as the fierce power of a lioness. Her name could be translated as “Devouring Lady”.

    Cleopatra-Immortalized in books, movies and a Shakespearian play, Cleopatra VII Thea Philopator became Egypt’s most popular ancient Egyptian ruler. Known simply as Cleopatra, she would lead her country despite its declining power. Her name means “glory of the father”. At only 18 years old, Cleopatra became Queen of Egypt.

    Darius– He was later referred to as Darius the Great, and was considered the last great “law-giver” of Egypt. He was a fair and even-handed king and supported many social and political reforms. Unlike his predecessor he respected the traditional Egyptian religions and was reasonably well accepted by the people. During his reign he undertook the completion of the canal that extended from the Nile to the Red Sea.

    Echnaton– Translated, Echnaton means “benevolent one”. As a religious reformer he made the Aten, the sun disc, the center of Egypt’s religious life.


    Florianus– A Roman Emporer. His full name as Emperor was Imperator Caesar Marcus Annius Florianus Pius Felix Invictus Augustus.

    Geb– Ancient Egyptian God of the Earth. Geb was the third divine pharaoh, reigning after his father, Shu, and before Osiris. He also supported Horus’ right to the throne following the death of Osiris. As the Egyptians believed that the pharaoh was the living image of Horus, the pharaoh was sometimes known as the “Heir of Geb”. In the book of the dead, the Pharaoh says “I am decreed to be the Heir, the Lord of the Earth of Geb. I have union with women. Geb hath refreshed me, and he hath caused me to ascend his throne.” One ceremony to mark the accession of a new pharaoh involved the release of four wild geese, to the four corners of the sky, to bring luck to the new king. During the Ptolemaic period, Geb became identified with the Greek god Kronos (time).

    Hapy– The Egyptian Nile God. was the god of the annual flooding of the Nile in ancient Egyptian religion. The flood deposited rich silt (fertile soil) on the river’s banks, allowing the Egyptians to grow crops.[1] Hapi was greatly celebrated among the Egyptians. Some of the titles of Hapi were, Lord of the Fish and Birds of the Marshes and Lord of the River Bringing Vegetation.

    Inyotef– was an Egyptian king of the Seventeenth dynasty of Egypt at Thebes during the Second Intermediate Period.

    Jacab-Baal-16th king of the 16th Egyptian Dynasty. Because of the name Jacob, being Hebrew in origin, tells us that Jacob is an Israelite.

    Khufu– also known as Cheops, ruled during the Old Kingdom and built the Great Pyramid.

    Licinius– a Roman emperor from 308 to 324. For most of his reign he was the colleague and rival of Constantine I, with whom he co-authored the Edict of Milan that granted official toleration to Christians in the Roman Empire.

    Mentuhotep– is an ancient Egyptian name meaning “Montu is satisfied“. Mentuhotep was the name of several Pharaohs and nobles of Egypt.

    Nun– In ancient Egyptian thought, there is something before creation. This state-of-no-state is approached using two fundamental concepts: the limitless waters (Nun) and the autogenous potential of procreation (Atum). Both form a dual-union and express opposite ideas: Nun is lifeless, inert, dark and everlasting, Atum is life, differentiation, light and eternal recurrence (eternity-in-everlastingness). These notions are as old as the Pyramid Texts and probably older. 

    Osiris-was an Egyptian god, usually identified as the god of the afterlife, the underworld, and the dead, but more appropriately as the god of transition, resurrection, and regeneration. He was classically depicted as a green-skinned man with a pharaoh’s beard, partially mummy-wrapped at the legs, wearing a distinctive crown with two large ostrich feathers at either side, and holding a symbolic crook and flail. Osiris was considered not only a merciful judge of the dead in the afterlife, but also the underworld agency that granted all life, including sprouting vegetation and the fertile flooding of the Nile River.

    Pami– an Egyptian Pharaoh who ruled Egypt for 7 years. Pami’s name, in Egyptian, means the Cat or “He who belongs to the Cat [Bastet].”

    Qar– Qareh’s name is West Semitic and means “The bald one“. His existence is only attested by thirty royal seals inscribed with his name, only one of which has a known provenance: Jericho in Canaan. Qareh’s name was earlier misread as Qar, Qur, and Qal.

    Ramses I– Ramses was not of royal blood, yet he became the founding pharaoh of the 19th dynasty. Although the world would come to know him as Ramses, his birth name was Paramessu. He excelled as a military commander, exceeding his father’s military rank. He found favor with Pharaoh Horemheb and soon became the second most powerful person in Egypt.The name Ramses means “Ra has fashioned him.”

    Shu– (Egyptian for “emptiness” and “he who rises up”) was one of the primordial Egyptian gods, a personification of air, one of the Ennead of Heliopolis. As the air, Shu was considered to be cooling, and thus calming, influence, and pacifier. Due to the association with air, calm, and thus Ma’at (truth, justice and order), Shu was portrayed in art as wearing an ostrich feather. Shu was seen with between one and four feathers. The ostrich feather was symbolic of light and emptiness. Fog and clouds were also Shu’s elements and they were often called his bones. Because of his position between the sky and earth, he was also known as the wind.

    Tao-called “The Brave”, ruled over the last of the local kingdoms of the Theban region of Egypt in the Seventeenth Dynasty during the Second Intermediate Period.

    Unas– the last king of the Fifth Dynasty of Ancient Egypt, was the first pharaoh to incorporate the Pyramid Texts in his pyramid. These texts include the famous “Cannibal Hymn” in which he is described as “the Slayer and Eater of Gods” but in reality he was not a particularly powerful king who perhaps felt the need to assert his greatness in part because he was aware of his lack of power in comparison to his illustrious predecessors. 

    Valerianus-also known as Valerian the Elder, was Roman Emperor from 253 to 260 AD. He was taken captive by Sassanian Persian king Shapur I after the Battle of Edessa, becoming the first Roman Emperor who was captured as a prisoner of war, causing instability in the Empire.

    Wasa– Unknown

    Xerxes– Modern and ancient scholars often portray Xerxes I as a tyrant. His rule over ancient Egypt was harsh, disregarding local customs and beliefs left and right.

    Yakbam– a ruler during the Second Intermediate Period of Egypt. On his seals he is usually called “the good god, Sekhaenre” (or simply “Sekhaenre”) and “the son of Ra, Yakbim”.

    Zoser-The painted limestone statue of Djoser (aka Zoser), now in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, is the oldest known life-sized Egyptian statue. Today at the site in Saqqara where it was found, a plaster copy of the statue stands in place of the original. The statue was found during the Antiquities Service Excavations of 1924–1925. In contemporary inscriptions, he is called Netjerikhet, meaning “divine of body.” Later sources, which include a New Kingdom reference to his construction, help confirm that Netjerikhet and Djoser are the same person.



    Now that you know a little about these Egyptian Pharaohs, put your name together to see who you are the God or Goddess of!

    For example if my name is Linda Louise Lotti, then my Egyptian Pharaoh name would be:

    Licinius, Goddess of the Moon

    For fun, respond with your name!



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    I’m Linda Louise, one of the bloggers on this website and Colleen’s little sister. I’m just a girl in her mid-thirties who feels thirteen when I play outside with my boys, fifteen when I sing my heart out listening to tunes while driving by myself, and sixty five when I go out past ten at night. I have a thing for junior mints, Mt. Dew, shrimp and kale (though not all at once) and I have a crush on Superman. I still get girlish butterflies when I read Twilight, cry when I read These is My Words, and smile from ear to ear when I read Anne of Green Gables. I have nightmares about aliens on a regular basis and I have a bad habit of midnight snacking. I love everything sports, except golf (although can that honestly be considered a sport??), and I hate anything that slithers, hisses, or stings. I have a problem with giggling at inappropriate moments and I sometimes wish life was a musical. I love science, hate math, love Dr. Seuss, and hate olives. My family is my world and my joys come from their happiness. I’ve learned I don’t know much about anything and I live for a good adventure, naps, cuddles, stories, exceptional food and The Shire.