A Scrap From The Past – THE IMPERIAL AND ROYAL

The Egyptian Academy

The original profession was resurrected in the 15th century to become Hungarian Court of the Dragon, can be identified as “The Dragon Court of ancient Egypt” under the patronage of the prince Ankhfn-khonsu in about 2170 BC. It was later known formally as a pharaonic institution by the 12th-dynasty Queen Sobeknefru and its operation was much like that of a present-day royal academy, a unique assembly of science and scholarship.

Queen Sobeknefru
Queen Sobeknefru

Named after the crocodile God Sobek, Sobeknefru, she succeeded her brother to the throne of Egypt. At the time she came to power, the cult of Sobek had Egyptian society following her steps many of the pharaohs of the 13th Dynasty felt it incumbent to take the name, Sobek. Who was this God? 

Sobek was associated with the Nile crocodile and is either represented in its reptile form or as a human with a crocodile head. Sobek was also associated with power and military prowess, but served additionally as a fiercely protective deity, which has protection against the dangers presented by the Nile River.

Sobeknefereu was the first known female Pharaoh for which there is confirmed proof, and she is known to have had a prosperous, though brief, reign. Some claimed that she is the Egyptian Princess who rescued Moses and that he was Amenemhat IV, forced to flee when he killed the Egyptian. When he left and Amenemhat III died, she would have taken the throne. Considering her father’s patronage of the cult of Sobek and the care of the holy crocodiles, it is reasonable to suggest that is why the babies were given to them as a method of population control.

It may be surprising that her influence is found in certain families who have claimed descent from her, namely: the Dragon (or Sacred Crocodile) Court, which operated concurrently with the Serpent Cult and the Mystery Schools. It was said to have been founded by the priest-prince Ankhfn Khonso, though it was Sobeknefru who established it as a Pharaonic institution.

A Headless Statue Of Sobekneferu

The Court provided for priestly pursuits associated with the teachings of Thoth, which had shows from the time of King Raneb, a pharaoh of the 2nd dynasty and grandson of the biblical Nimrod.

The Dragon and the Grail

Once in the past, the priests and temples were not involved or associated with religion as were their later successors in other lands, their duty was preserving and teaching the old wisdom. The temples were, therefore, places of work-ship, rather than of worship in the modern sense and they incorporated the ‘al-khame’ (alchemical) workshops of the Master Craftsmen. The duty of these Masters and the temple priests to maintain the spiritual welfare of the pharaohs, while preserving the heritage of a royal bloodline which progressed through the Dragon Queens of the matrilinear Grail succession.

However, that much of the old wisdom was lost as the great empires of Persia, Macedonia and Rome took their successive holds in the Mediterranean world. Around a million valuable documents were destroyed by fire when Julius Caesar invaded Egypt in 48 BC, and many more hundreds of thousands were lost in AD 391 when the Christians destroyed the great Library of Alexandria.

Ragnar Larsen