The Slipper

leather and gold slippers, 300-400 AD

leather and gold slippers, 300-400 AD

They call her Cinderella now and in doing so, changed many details of her life.  A doting father, an evil stepmother , cruel step sisters, a fairy godmother and glass slippers.  Nonsense.  Whoever heard of a shoe being made of glass?!  By Ma’at, I, Pharaoh Amasis, though only a shade caught in the underworld, will tell you the truth of the tale.  May its telling bring me favor with that Goddess.  Besides, it isn’t even “Cinderella’s” tale to tell, but my own.  It is the tale of how Heru-wer, the falcon god and my divine father, found me a wife.

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