Name: Thermuthis, daughter of Seti I of Ramesses I
Surname: Seti I of Ramesses I
Given Name: Thermuthis, daughter of
Birth: in Egypt
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Father: Seti I (Menmaatre) (Sethos) of Ramesses I of Seti b: ABT 1300 BC in Egypt
Mother: Tuya of Raia (Tuia) (Mut-Tuya) b: ABT 1300 BC in Egypt
- Associates of Princess Thermuthis of Seti I foster b: in Egypt
- Title: Antiquities of the Jews
Author: Flavius Josephus
Page: Book II, Chapter 9
5. Thermuthis was the king's daughter. She was now diverting herself by the banks of the rive r; and seeing a cradle borne along by the current, she sent some that could swim, and bid the m bring the cradle to her. When those that were sent on this errand came to her with the crad le, and she saw the little child, she was greatly in love with it, on account of its largenes s and beauty; for God had taken such great care in the formation of Moses, that he caused hi m to be thought worthy of bringing up, and providing for, by all those that had taken the mos t fatal resolutions, on account of the dread of his nativity, for the destruction of the res t of the Hebrew nation. Thermuthis bid them bring her a woman that might afford her breast t o the child; yet would not the child admit of her breast, but turned away from it, and did th e like to many other women. Now Miriam was by when this happened, not to appear to be there o n purpose, but only as staying to see the child; and she said, "It is in vain that thou, O qu een, callest for these women for the nourishing of the child, who are no way of kin to it; bu t still, if thou wilt order one of the Hebrew women to be brought, perhaps it may admit the b reast of one of its own nation." Now since she seemed to speak well, Thermuthis bid her procu re such a one, and to bring one of those Hebrew women that gave suck. So when she had such au thority given her, she came back and brought the mother, who was known to nobody there. And n ow the child gladly admitted the breast, and seemed to stick close to it; and so it was, that , at the queen's desire, the nursing of the child was entirely intrusted to the mother.
6. Hereupon it was that Thermuthis imposed this name Mouses upon him, from what had happene d when he was put into the river; for the Egyptians call water by the name of Mo, and such a s are saved out of it, by the name of Uses: so by putting these two words together, they impo sed this name upon him.