– Hey Jimmy, how’s it going?
– Frank! I didn’t know you had work today!
– Hahahaha. Yep … maybe I’ll have tomorrow off, eh?
– Boy. If it wasn’t for the sun and over-work making me delusional, the grind of work would really be depressing.
– Let’s change the subject.
– Well, that’s a great idea!
– What should we talk about?
– Hmmm …
– OH!! Did you hear!?
– Hear what?!
– Hear about the new Pharaoh!
– Wait, what?
– When did this happen!?
– Last week sometime, man … But no, that’s not the big news. He chose his name!
– Ooooh! Really?
– Is it a good one?
– Well … I know how you felt about the last guy.
– Dear old “Amun is pleased”?
– Don’t get me started …
– Do you think it was … Oh I don’t know, cocky?
– ARGH! YES! … You brought this lecture on yourself …
– By all means, I enjoy hearing it.
– Ok. So. His predecessor had “Lord of the truth is Ra.” I liked that! I thought it was great! It was a name, but it was more than that. It was a message. You’d wake up and think, “wait, who’s the Lord of the truth? Oh yeah! Ra! Thanks, Pharaoh!” But then we had Mr. “Amun is pleased” and … I mean, just COME. ON.
– You sure you’ll be able to handle the new Pharaoh’s name?
– Oh no.
– Keep in mind he’s just a kid, so …
– Just tell me!
– It’s … “Living image of Amun.”
– The … PHARAOH … The pharaoh! … Is the living image of Amun?
– (Nods head)
– Amun! Amun, as in the champion of the poor or troubled? Not to mention a figure central to personal piety!
– That Amun.
– The removed-from-any-work-Pharaoh is the living image … of Amun … That’s just great.
– Hahaha … I know it stinks, buddy, but if it makes you feel better, I love hearing about how much you hate the irony.
– I hope it turns out Amun had really bad acne. Stupid boy king.
Thanks wikipedia for all my knowledge about this.
Nebmaatre Amenhotep III The Magnificent King: name means Lord of the truth is Ra
Neferkheperure-waenre Amenhotep IV/Akhenaten: original name means “Amun is pleased.”
Tutankhamun means “Living Image of Amun”