|Djer||in Egyptian also|
|Athothis? in Greek|
Djer was likely the son of Aha and a lesser ranked wife named Hent. The name Horus Djer means: "He (Horus) who comes with help" and he was the first to make a (recorded) campaign into Nubia. Many remains of him are small inscribed labels of wood or ivory with figures. One shows boats going to the delta cities Buto and Sais, and one has a possible human sacrifice depicted.
When he was buried in Abydos some 300 retainers followed him to the next world. If they were sacri- ficed or buried on the site later, we do not know. This tradition was soon abandoned and human servents were replaced by small ushabti figurines meaning "answerers" to call for in the afterlife.
His Horus name (picture) has been read as "Horus who succours". His queen was Her-Neit who was buried in a mastaba in Sakkara. She wasn't follow- ed by retainers on her last journey - just her dog.