Consort of the Female Pharaoh: Hatshepsut, Senenmut and Egypt's 18th Dynasty
Consort of the Female Pharaoh tells the story of the
world's first radical feminist whose ambitions were whetted by the power that
she wielded over her father, Pharaoh Thut-Moses I as well as over
her brother and husband, Pharaoh Thut-Moses II. When Thut-Moses II dies , Hat-Shep-Sut, with the help of
her consort, Senen-Mut, seizes the throne. But in order to hold
it, Hat-Shep-Sut must fend off her most powerful and deadly
rival, the High Priest of Amen-Ra. And Amen's high priest is no weak adversary.
Bold and cunning, the high priest had even attempted
to assassinate Hat-Shep-Sut's own father, Pharaoh Thut-Moses
I. To overcome the High Priest’s conspiracies Hat-Shep-Sut
ushers in the solar cult ___ the worship of the Egyptian sun god,
that Pharaoh Akhenaten, who resembled a woman, ushered in the
worship of the one God. Actually, Pharaoh Hat-Shep-Sut, who was a real
woman, introduced worship of a single diety to the world.