(Νίτητις/Nítētis). According to Hdt. 3,1-3 daughter of the Egyptian king Apries; Amasis  pretended she was his daughter and gave her in marriage to Cambyses ; in response to this deception Cambyses attacked Egypt. In the Egyptian version she was the wife of Cyrus  I and Cambyses' mother. Although the name is Egyptian (Njtt-jj.tj), the princess is not documented in Egyptian sources.
Cite this pageJansen-Winkeln, Karl (Berlin), “Nitetis”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 10 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e823930>
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