The WARRIORS ?
በጃ Beja the Ta-Seti Archers
The term Bejawi comes from Ta-Itjawy “people of Itjawy“.
Ta-Seti Neferet, the mother of Egyptian King Amenhemet I‘s was of a peoples from Upper Egypt known as Ta-Seti. He built a great city state called “Amenemhat-itj-tawy” (“Amenemhat the Seizer of the Two Lands“), more simply called Itjtawy.
Amenemhat’s Ta-Seti army and conscripts came to be known Ta-Itj-tawy. In modern languages this is pronounced Bigawy, Bedjawi or Bejawi, Beja.
The Beja are found mostly in Sudan, but also in parts of Eritrea, and Egypt. They formerly were classified as belonging to the Hamitic race (a classification now generally regarded as scientifically incorrect).
Most of them live in the Sudanese states of Red Sea around Port Sudan, River Nile, Al Qadarif and Kassala, as well as in Northern Red Sea, Gash-Barka, and Anseba Regions in Eritrea, and southeastern Egypt.
Other Beja ethnic groups are endemic to Egypt’s Western Desert and to Yemen. Some Beja groups are nomadic.
In Ancient Egyptian times, the Beja በጃ were known as Ta-Seti ታሰቲ
and were renowned for their skill as “archers in the Egyptian army”.
The Beja በጃ have also been named “Blemmyes” in Roman times,
The Bejas attach a high importance to their “Hair”. Their Prominent Crown of “Fuzzy Hair”
(it is called tiffa in their language) and has characterized the Beja for centuries….
(Bejas believe that they are the descendants of a female Lioness deity and her Hue-man consort…)
The Prophecy of Neferti is an Ancient Egyptian literary text, wriiten for
King SnoFru from the 4th Dynasty Old Kingdom:
“Then a King will come from the South, Amen ye the Justified by name.
SoN of a Ta-seti Womb-man, child of Upper Egypt..
He will take the White Crown and He will wear the Red Crown, He will join the two Mighty Ones..
Rejoice O’ People of his time..
The Sun of womb–Man, will make his name for all Eternity ! ..
Asiatic invaders will fall to his Sword..
Libyans will fall to his Flame..
Rebels to his wrath , Traitors to his Might !
As the serpent on his brow, subdue the rebels for him..
One will build the Walls -of- the- Ruler to Bar Asiatics from entering Egypt”..
The Egyptian Beja groups are believed to be the descendants of
The Maahes Caste of High Priests of Amen and their Soldiers.
The patriarchal ancestors of Egypt’s Western Desert Maahes by Egyptian Bejas.
Hereditary Chief Sheikh Beja Khawr al`allaqi is a descendant of one of Egypt’s oldest surviving lineages.
Egyptologist, Emile Brugsch traced the clan of the Khawr kiji through the matriarchal Female line to the 20th Dynasty.
The Khawr kiji claim their Ancestress Maternally was the Mother of an even “earlier” Dynasty.
Most Egyptian deities first appeared as very local cults and throughout their history retained those local centres of worship, with
most major cities and towns widely known as the home of these deities.
The Goddess Isis originally was an independent and popular deity established in predynastic times, prior to 3100 B.C.,
at Sebennytos in the Northern Delta’s Lower Egypt.
Beja worshiped the Goddess “Isis“(Eye-Sis) at Philae until the 6th century. After the temple was closed down officially in the 6th century
Queen Tiye of the 18th Dynasty .. the New Kingdom,
Queen Tiye ( 1398 B.C.-1338 B.C.) also spelled ( Taia, Tiy and Tiyi)
Tiye’s Father, Yuya , was a wealthy landowner from a Southern Upper Egypt town of Akhmin.
There it is said that he served as a Priest and Superintendent of Oxen...
Tiye’s Mother, Thuya was involved in many Religious sects, as her many titles attested..
( singer of Hathor, Chief of the Entertainers of both Amun and Min..)
These traits suggest that she was a member of the Royal Family..
Tiye was married to Amenhotep III by the second year of his reign. he had been born of a secondary wife of his father
and needed a stronger bond to the Royal lineage...
Amenhotep appears to have been crowned while still a child perhaps between the ages of 6-12 yrs old.
Tiye’s eldest daughter Sitamun, was said to have married her father Amenhotep III, and become entitled , the
Royal Great Wife , as well…
The Great Land of Mother Al’kebu-Lan.. (Africa)
The Mother Land
Names for Ancient Nile Valley Egypt
as a source for population classifications…
The Ancient Egyptians called their land many things
including ta-meri ታመሪ and km.t. ከሚተ.
Also, They called Upper Egypt- ta-shemu ታ ስሀሙ , “the sedge”, and
Lower Egypt- ta-mehu ታ መሁ or “the papyrus thicket”.
One of the most popular names for Egypt in ancient Egyptian is km.t (ከሚት) (read “Kemet”), meaning “blacks”.
The word is composed of the noun km , which translates into “black”, and determinative t, which makes the word a plural.
The use of ከሚት km.t “blacks” in terms of a place was generally in contrast to the “Desert” or “Red land”: the desert beyond the Nile valley.
When used to mean people, ከሚት km.t “people of “Kemet”, “black people” is usually translated “Egyptians”, some writers argue.
Debate has centered around whether the ‘kmt’ term is an ethnic, cultural, spiritual reference, or a combination of the three.
Some scholars suggest that the term refers to the ‘racial’ or ethnic characteristics of the people.
Still, other scholars disagree with this position, and hold that k.m.t refers to the color of the land, or soil, and not that of the people.
It is of note that terms meaning land, such as ta, orateb, are No where to be found in the name km.t Land,
However is found in other names, typically as ta, like in terms:
Ta-Nahisi ታ ናሂሲ , and Ta-Seti ታ ሰቲ , which translate to
“land of the southerners”, and “land of the bow” respectively,
The latter a reference to the Nehesy or “Nubian” weapon of choice…
The Nile river was sometimes called “Ar” አር or “Aur” ዐኡር
The land itself may have been given its oldest name,
‘Kem’ ከም or ‘Kemi’ ከሚ ..
which signifies darkness, based on the black color of the sediments from it….