Talk:Cepheus, King of Aethiopia

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Cepheus and Akhenaton[edit]

Perhaps, Aethiopian Cepheus was the same person with Egyptian pharaoh Akhenaton.


Perseus born in Chemmis (a ancient Egyptian city near Panopolis) (see Herodotus Histories). He was, originally, an admiral of Egyptian Navy.

He defeated Gorgons, an pirate people ( ~ Careans) of South Asia Minor or Cyprus (e.g. Golgi, an ancient Cypriot city) and killed its queen Medusa. So, he became famous.

Later, he undertook (by Egyptian nationalists) to assassinate Zannanza, an Hittites prince, son of Suppiluliuma I.

He should give Ankhesenamen ( = Andromeda) to Ay (= Phineus) but, indead, he drive Andromeda and his fleet to Argos of Greece.

--IonnKorr 14:30, 24 February 2007 (UTC)


I feel I should mention that Herodotus specifically refers to the Cepheus of the Perseus Legend (Thou he spells it as beginning with a K rather then a C) as being the Son of Belos. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:27, 26 July 2009 (UTC)


The last sentence gets the chronology mixed up. Cepheus agrees to let Perseus marry Andromeda as a reward for rescuing her; her former fiance Phineus attacks Perseus, and Perseus turns him to stone in self-defense. At least that's Ovid's version. (talk) 11:04, 15 July 2014 (UTC)