Thermuthis (fl. 1500 BCE)

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Thermuthis (fl. 1500 bce)

Egyptian pharaoh's daughter who raised the baby Moses. Born and lived around 1500 bce; daughter of Seti I or Ramses II; foster mother of Moses.

The Egyptian princess Thermuthis is identified by Judeo-Christian scholars as the daughter of either the pharaoh Seti I or Ramses II. In the Old Testament she is recognized as the foster mother of Moses, a childless woman who rescued him as an infant and raised him as her own son in the pharaoh's palace.

Laura York , M.A. in History, University of California, Riverside, California