Notes for Birth of Hatshepsut

1. Older translations often display their delicacy by putting "sensitive" issues into Latin (or, in the case of Latin texts, into Italian). This phrase means "he had sex with her".

2. The "ka" is one aspect of the soul or spirit.

3. Khnum is a creator god in the Egyptian pantheon, responsible for making human beings from clay.

4. Buto is another name for Wadjet, one of the "Two Ladies", the tutelary goddesses of Egypt.