Seleucus the "Egyptian Hunting Dog"

I did come across a definition of the name Antiochus (father of Seleucus). Robert Graves in "The Greek Myths" ventured to translate Antiochus as "Driver Against". Graves mentions that this earlier Antiochus was named as a son of Hercules by Meda, and that Antiochus became the namesake of one of the demes of ancient Athens/Attica.

Putting two and two together, the name Antiochus would have been an alias of Theseus, the legendary king of Athens (in the time of Queen Medea). Recall that historical Theseus was Ipy/Nakhtmin son of Aye/Sheshonq, and that Aye (son of Thutmose IV) possessed a Heracles/Horus the Younger (son of Horus the Elder/Judah) typecasting. Aye was also the adopted son of Yuya making him a "son/heir of Joseph" as well. As was shown in a previous segment, Ochus/Artaxerxes III (father of Antiochus father of Seleucus) was typecast specifically after Aye while Memnon/Artaxerxes II patterned himself after Memnon/Amenhotep III.

Recall also that Ipy/Nakhtmin was identified as the Biblical Jehu of "he driveth furiously like Jehu" fame. Jehu drove most furiously against his kingly victims. Consistent with this, it would be Seleucus who cast down the first of Alexander's Companions to elevate himself as king, Antigonus the One-Eyed. In his attack on Antigonus, Seleucus the "king killer" supplemented his chariots with the ancient equivalent of Toyota Celicas, rampaging elephants from India!

Note: The Latin celer denotes "speed". Swiftness was generally a characteristic associated with Hermes/Thoth/Min son of Mars/Re(Biblical Jacob and Shaphat the Judge), and as incorporated in the Egyptian name Nakht-Min, "Victory of Min". Like Aye, Nakhtmin also had multiple fathers, and each of these fathers contributes to his image. Jehu "son of Shaphat" was not particularly patient like Thoth but impetuousness like Geb, which reflects a Reuben inheritance (in this case from Huy son of Ramose/Sety). As a son of Aye (son of Thutmose IV), he had power like Horus the Elder/Judah and talent like Ptah/Joseph. This rather bizarre combination of traits (or should we say stereotypes) made for a rather unique character. For a more complete typological profile of Ipy/Nakhtmin, see:

Claim to a strong Joseph typecasting became all-important upon the premature death of Alexander the Great. With the death of such a powerful Horus/Ham, succession was expected to go to the line of a Peribsen/Japheth.

Five was the number of Heracles and five was the number of closest Companions in the court of Alexander. Five princes would eventually declare themselves king after the death of Alexander. All five would claim that they were the Joseph line destined to receive the birthright of royal succession. Seleucus did so by virtue of his appointment as chiliarch/vizier in Babylon. Later, Seleucus "went down to Egypt" and became something of a "second to pharaoh (Ptolemy)", especially as his sleek "saluki" in hounding Antigonus to death.

Saluki, an ancient Egyptian breed of hunting dog: ) )

Seleucus would even later seek his fortunes as a Joseph in outlying territories, especially in the East (ala Middle Kingdom Ush-Piya/Yu of China). As the son of an Antiochus, he could further identify with the kingly Joseph line of Theseus (Jehu) that was promised a "dynasty like David's" and delivered such potentates as Assurdan III/Osorkon III (Uzziah), Tiglath-Pileser III/Takelot III (Ahaz), and Esarhaddon/Osorkon IV (Azariah).

In the next segments, we will consider the ways that other Successors of Alexander cultivated a Joseph/Japheth typecasting in order to become the progenitor of a future Cush, Nimrod, and Sargon.