- Horus: It signified that the ruler was the earthly representative of Horus, the sky god.
- Nebti: It represented a ruler’s power over Upper and Lower Egypt and that the vulture goddess of Upper Egypt and the cobra goddess of Lower Egypt watched over the ruler.
- Golden Horus: It symbolized the ruler’s divinity.
- Prenomen: It was the official name that the ruler assumed at the coronation ceremony.
- Nomen: It was the ruler’s personal name which he received at birth. Traditionally, the title “Son of Re” preceded this name, symbolizing that the ruler was also the son of the Egyptian sun god.
Tutankhamun’s Five Royal Names
- Ka-nakht tut-mesut
- Nefer-hepu segeretawy sehetenetjer u nebu
- Wetjes-khau sehetep-netjeru
- Nisut-Bit: Nebkheperure
- Sa-Re: Tutankhamun heqa-iunu-shena
(This page was updated in December 2012.)