Menes-Narmer was often referred to as the first “mortal” pharaoh to have ruled over Egypt. Before him, according to ancient texts, a series of kings ruled over the arid lands of Egypt that weren’t exactly “human” to say the least.
Most Egyptologists refuse to acknowledge the existence of these texts, as their mere existence appears to portray a world that is downright mythical, to say the least. This is why most historians believe that this was the work of fiction for the ancient Pharaoh at the time, as he was the only one allowed to read and own books in ancient Egypt.
These stories tell us about a time before 3,000 BC, a time ruled over by the ancient Gods that all came from another planet. We know all of this from the Turin Papyrus which tells us that 13,000 years in the past these gods ruled over Egypt as they pleased.
It begins with the reign of Ptah, as he was the first ruler of Egypt and he apparently led the arid lands over 39,000 years ago.
The Palermo Stele papyrus on the other hand tells us that next up we have Horus leading. The Thoth era commenced afterward, leading Egypt from 8670 to 7100 BC.
You can find all of these ancient tales from the Ancient Library of Alexandria, as the ancient high priest Manetho wrote about them over 30 volumes in total, speaking the many different legends of the Egyptian rulers that came before Menes himself.
Whether they are factual or fiction, we don’t know for sure to this very day.