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Subject: "Son of the sun" and "Gyges"
Author: Getb   (Authenticated as Getb)
Date: May 12, 2012 at 1:16:07 AM
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His sucessor, Psammetichus, ruled 54 years, followed by Necho II, who attacked Josiah, king of Judah, about 607 B.C. (2 Kings xxiii, 34) The th king was Hophra, and the 9th Amasis.-Ed Psammetichus I was a Libyan who, aided by Gyges, king of Lydia, asserted his independence of Assiria. His name as an Æthiopic word is rendered "son of the sun"

It does not get clear to me whether Psammetichus or Gyges is what means "son of the sun"... Additionally I want to know what Gyges means... Anyone knows?

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