|Reign||possibly a year between 393 and 380 BCE (29th Dynasty)|
He is sometime reported as a son of Nepherites I who ruled for a brief time before being deposed by an usurper, Psammuthes. However, this statement is based on an interpretation of a passage in the Demotic chronicle:
«His son (i.e. of Nepherites I) was allowed to succeed him. (But) a short time was vouchsafed to him...»
It is also possible that Muthis was a very shadowly usurper, maybe related to the other usurper Psammuthes. Another option is that "Muthis" was simply a copying error, and therefore never existed; the latter hypothesis is supported by the fact that the name is clearly hellenized but there are no clues of what could have originally meant "Muthis" in Egyptian.
His name does not appear on any monument, and he is only mentioned by Eusebius's Epithome of Manetho. Eusebius gave him a single year of reign and placed him at the very end of the dynasty, after Nepherites II; however, the armenian version of Eusebius placed him between Psammuthes and Nepherites II.
- Nicolas Grimal, A History of Ancient Egypt, Blackwell Books, 1992.
- Ray, op. cit., p. 155.
- Ray, op. cit., p. 152.
- Ray, op. cit., p. 158.
Ray, J.D., 1986: "Psammuthis and Hakoris", The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology, 72: 149-158.