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Pharaoh Teppicymon XXVII is a minor character in the novel Pyramids, which was his only appearance in the Discworld series. He was king of the desert kingdom of Djelibeybi.

He suffered from the occasional delusion that he was a seagull. It is speculated that this was due to forgetfulness rather than insanity. However, it was this misunderstanding which caused his eventual death when he attempted to spread his wings and soar out of his bedroom window. After his death he was succeeded by his son Pteppic.

Following his death, he attempted to contact his son to discuss funeral arrangements with little success due to the interference of the High Priest Dios. He acted as spokesmummy for the risen dead towards the end.


King Teppicymon is married with a son called Pteppic. He has a sister called Cleph-ptah-re and his son-in-law is an Assassin called Vyrt.