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Preceded by:
Bakennefi
Pharaoh of Egypt
Non-dynastic
Succeeded by:
Taharqa
Irethor I
Koine Greek: Ίνάρως (Inaros)
Inaros of Athribis
Reign
ca. 665 BC
Nomen
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Irethor
Eye of Horus
Legacy
Father Bakennefi
Died 665 BC (?)
Burial Unknown
For other pages by this name, see Irethor.

Irethor I (transliteration: ỉr.t-hrw, meaning: "Eye of Horus"), Hellenized as Inaros I (Koine Greek: Ίνάρως), is an ancient Egyptian non-dynastic local Pharaoh during the Third Intermediate Period. He ruled from Athribis in the Nile Delta of Lower Egypt and revolted against the Assyrians during their short-lived occupation of Egypt under king Ashurbanipal.

His struggle against the Assyrians gave rise to a whole cycle of stories, known as The Inaros Stories, the latest of which date to the 2nd century AD, about 750 years after his death.

Little is known about the historical events surrounding his rebellion, apart from the fact that he came from a prominent family. He was a son of prince Bakennefi of Athribis, who is mentioned in the annals of the Assyrian king Ashurbanipal, and his grandfather was prince Padiaset of Athribis, who is mentioned on Piye's Year 21 Gebel Barkal Victory Stela. Both his father and grandfather were deified after their deaths.

Irethor I is often confused in both ancient and modern literature with his namesake Irethor II, who rebelled against the Persians about 200 years later.

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Predecessor:
Unknown
Pharaoh of Egypt
Non-dynastic
Successor:
Taharqa
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