Relating to the end of the Hyksos Period we have the Greek myths of Cadmus the Phoenician, who like his archetype Cadmus/Ion was a Nimrod figure. This myth is further amplified in the story of Kamose in Egyptian and the Biblical account of Saul. This king was large in stature like Geb, "head and shoulders" above all others. He had a promising future but acted impetuously and fell from grace after a rule of only about three years.
Also around this time we have the Greek memory of Epaphos and his wide-wandering daughter Io, which corresponds to the Egyptian Tao/Apophis father of Isis and to the Biblical Terah father of Sarah.
After this comes the rival twins Proetus and Acrisius, the sons of King Abas who like the Biblical twins Jacob and Esau struggle with one another from the womb. Abas corresponds to Issac/David (Dod/Aba), the historical Thutmose III. The younger son Acrisius prevails over the older Proetus ("first man", i.e., Adam/Edom) as Jacob did over Esau. These were the princes Amenhotep II and Menkheperre/Saussatar in Egypt. Acrisius ("ill-judgment") is also called Tantalus ("hobbler") in Greek myth, which reflects the limb of Jacob. The type Jacob is associated with the god Re, who was renowned as a judge, but also for using poor judgment.
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