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Teta was an Egyptian baker who lived in Memphis, Egypt during the reign of Ptolemy XIII.

Biography

During the mid 1st century BCE, Teta worked as a baker in the northeast market of Memphis. Employing Sasobek who served as her taster, Teta's cakes and bread were popular throughout the city, so much so that Taimhotep, the wife of the High Priest of Ptah, Pasherenptah, had them delivered to the Great Temple from 53 BCE onward. In 48 BCE, Sasobek was arrested under the claims of unpaid taxes for the spices used in the bread. As a result, Teta was unable to resume her business. After Sasobek's arrest, Teta was visited by the Medjay Bayek of Siwa, who set out to free her taster and bring him back.[1]

Around the same time, Ahmes the fruit-merchant did something to incur the wrath of Teta, enough for her to pay a magician to curse him. The magician sold her a curse that had to be recited two hundred times a day, and doing this under her breath while trying to sell her goods is what drew the attention of the Medjay.[1]

Sometime later, Bayek brought Sasobek back to Teta in the market, who confessed his feelings to the baker, followed by a revelation that there was a plot to poison Taimhotep in the temple. Bayek later headed to the garrison that the cakes were stored in, leaving Teta to deal with Sasobek's confession.[1]

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