Alluwamna

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King Alluwamna of the Hittites
Predecessor Tahurwaili[1] or Telipinu[2]
Successor Hantili II
Spouse(s) Harapšeki
Children Hantili II[3]

Alluwamna was a king of the Hittites (Middle Kingdom), ca. mid-15th century BC (short chronology timeline). He might be a successor of Telipinu as his son-in-law,[4][5] after the reign of Tahurwaili.[1]

Family[edit]

The wife of Alluwamna was called Harapšeki. Her father was Telipinu. The son of Alluwamna, who later became a king, was Hantili II.

Reign[edit]

Alluwamna's reign is attested by a seal (SBo I.86) named the Tabarna seal. As a son-in-law of Telepinu (married to his first-rank daughter Harapšeki), Alluwamna would have been first in line for the throne. However, Telepinu banished him and his wife to Malitashkur [5](see KUB 26:77), and so it is possible that he did not come to the throne right after Telepinu's death, but rather after the reign of Tahurwaili, first cousin of Telipinu[1] One text of Alluwamna records the granting of land to his son and likely successor Hantili II.[6]

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Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Bin-Nun, S.R. (April 1974). "Who was Tahurwaili, the grate king?". Journal of Cuneiform Studies. v26 (2). 
  2. ^ Myth And Politics In Ancient Near Eastern Historiography by Mario Liverani, Zainab Bahrani, Marc Van De Mieroop
  3. ^ Johannes Lehmann: Die Hethiter, Volk der tausend Götter
  4. ^ The Tawananna in the Hittite kingdom by Shoshana R. Bin-Nun
  5. ^ a b The Kingdom of the Hittites by Trevor Bryce, p. 119.
  6. ^ The Great Empires of the Ancient World, edited by Thomas Harrison, p.46
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Tahurwaili or Telipinu
Hittite king
ca. mid 15th century BC
Succeeded by
Hantili II