The Tale of the Doomed Prince


The Tale of the Doomed Prince
   A story found in a single manuscript from the Ramesside Period written in the Late Egyptian form of the Egyptian language. The hero is an Egyptian prince doomed from birth to die at the hand of a dog, snake, or crocodile. The tale follows his adventures in Syria, marriage to a local princess, and escape from two of his fates. Unfortunately, the manuscript is lost at the end, but it is probable that he escapes his doom and returns to reign in Egypt. The story has some affinities to modern fairy tales, notably a princess in a tower.
   See also Literature.

Ancient Egypt. A Reference Guide. . 2011.

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