Achilles son of Peleus

The name Peleus ("muddy") is associated with Biblical Japheth (as the post-Flood Joseph/Ptah), whose name also connotes "dark", perhaps alluding to deep water. Peleus is also related to the name Pelops ("muddy face"), which was applied to Amenhotep III (a true son of Yuya/Joseph).

It seems unlikely that the cripple Siptah (Achilles) would have risen to prominence and at such a young age if he had not been a son of Ramses the Great (Pelops II) born to him in his old age by a leading princess, probably by a daughter of Meremptah as Siptah is attached to the House of Meremptah. Peleus father of Achilles would then be one and the same as Pelops II. In Greek myth Peleus is the recurring nemesis of one called Neleus, perhaps a rival within the House of Joseph/Hapy or a Sethian/Hippo type associated with Nile. Ramses the Great seems to have attempted to neutralize this potentially destructive tradition by giving the role of Neleus to his favored son, the crown prince Khaemwaset.

The Bible calls Siptah the "son of Remaliah", giving additional weight to him being the son of a high-ranking "Ramses". There were, of course, many princes named Ramses during this time period. In fact, those whose given name was not Ramses generally assumed it as a title upon becoming Great King. For example, Osorkon III became Akhenamun Ramses after the death of Ramses the Great. His heir Takelot III/Shabaka then called himself Ramesse-Khaemnetjeru, "Ramses-crowned-by-the-gods", an appropriate epithet for one who carried off the kingship. Subsequent Great Kings followed suit leading to the ten pharaohs named Ramses grouped together under the catch-all 20th Dynasty.

The name Remaliah is also identical in form to that of Romulus, who along with his brother Remus were the legendary founders of Rome. The Latin legend is perhaps a memory of Ramses the Great and one of his brothers also named Ramses. The obvious choice for Remus would be Ramses/Paser the firstborn son of Queen Isnofret, a prince who was more of a brother to Ramses the Great than a son.

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