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Occupation King of Hittite empire
Religion Hittite religion
Children Anitta
Parents unknown

Pithana (Pythanas)[1] was a Hittite Bronze Age king of the Anatolian city Kussara.

Pithana reigned during the 17th century BC. During his reign he conquered the city of Kanesh, heart of the Assyrian trading colonies network in Anatolia, and core of the Hittite-speaking territories.

He was succeeded by his son, Anitta, who is best known for conquering Hattusa, the future Hittite capital, and memorializing his achievement using the Hittite language.

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  1. ^ Fortson, Benjamin W., IV (2004), Indo-European Language and Culture, Blackwell Publishing, ISBN 1-4051-0316-7 

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Last known title holder:
Hittite king
ca. 17th century BC
Succeeded by