This queen, whose name is uncertain, is thought to have been the mother of King Semerkhet, the penultimate king of the First Dynasty; she was therefore probably the wife of King Anedjib. It is significant that the mothers of kings are mentioned at this early period, suggesting that at the beginning of dynastic history the blood-royal, and hence the right to the kingship, was already considered to descend through the female line.
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