Tiu, also known as Teyew, was an ancient Egyptian Pharaoh who ruled the Nile Delta.[2]

Tiu is mentioned in the Palermo Stone inscriptions, along with a small number of kings of Lower Egypt.[3] As there is no other evidence of such a ruler, he may be a mythical king preserved through oral tradition,[4] or may even be completely fictitious.[5][6]


  1. ^ From: Palermo Stone
  2. ^ J. H. Breasted, History of Egypt from the Earliest Time to the Persian Conquest, 1909, p.36
  3. ^ J. H. Breasted, Ancient Records of Egypt, Part One, Chicago 1906, §90
  4. ^ Helck, Untersuchungen zu Manetho und den ägyptischen Königslisten 1956, Berlin: Akademie-Verlag. Untersuchungen zur Geschichte und Altertumskunde Ägyptens 18
  5. ^ O'Mara, Was there an Old Kingdom historiography? Is it datable? 1996, Orientalia 65: 197-208
  6. ^ Wilkinson, Toby A. H. (2000). Royal Annals of Ancient Egypt. p.85 New York: Columbia University Press). ISBN 0-7103-0667-9.