origin and controversies according various traditions
Human or Divine origins
Ammon - Zeus (Python) son
Nectanebos, pharaoh and grand wizard, in exile from Egypt in Macedonia,
seduced Olympias disguised as the god of Ammon, and so Alexander is legitime
descedent of Egyptian pharaohs. the Romance traditions often have
a specific definition of Egyptian association with Alexander. In
Pseudo-Callisthenes, Alexander is not the true son of Philip, but rather
the sorcerer, Nectanebos, the last of the Pharaohs, who seduces Olympias
and sired Alexander.
According to the Iskandarnamah, a Persian medieval Romance, Alexander was
identified as Dh'ul Qarnain (the Two-horned) and hero of the Koran,
is the son of Philip's daughter and the Persian King Darab.
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