Normally, I don't send out commercial promotions, but ...
Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens next week. You may have heard.
To honour this truly monumental occasion, we present one of the all-time
classic Star Wars lines written in ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs: "Luke, I am
your father" ("Luk, inek itek").
This terrific hieroglyphic salute to Star Wars is by Per Reshut clothing. The
design pays tribute to that famous sentence spoken by Darth Vader to Luke
Skywalker in "The Empire Strikes back".
It's part of their wonderfully named "Egeektian" range!
Luke\u2019s name is written phonetically - which is how the Egyptians treated
foreign names - and is surrounded by the royal cartouche, a protective knot
enclosing royal and divine names.
No-one really knows how to speak ancient Egyptian. This is because
hieroglyphs only wrote the consonants and not vowels. We do have a few clues,
however. Ancient diplomatic correspondence from neighbouring countries gives
us an idea of how some Egyptian words sounded, and Classical authors also
recorded some Egyptian names in Greek and Latin. Later, when Egypt converted
to Christianity, their language was written down in Greek letters (Coptic),
which also preserved some vowel sounds. For the majority of words however, we
usually insert the letter \u2018e\u2019 between the consonants to make the
words easier to pronounce.
Per Reshut was born when two Egyptologists who decided to use their
hieroglyphic know-how to create fun designs for T-shirts and tote bags. "Per
Reshut" aptly means "House of Happiness".
Check out Per Reshut's Etsy store at
And yes, for the die-hard Star Wars fans, we know the actual line is "No, I am
your father." This is one of those occasions where the misquote is more famous
than the original, just like "Beam me up, Scotty" and "Play it again, Sam".
Enjoy Star Wars everyone!