"You will be beloved of Amun, the god who maketh himself manifest, the lord of beauties."
―excerpt of a eulogy to Teti[src]

Teti was the son of Minhotep, a man who was remembered by the people of Siwa, Egypt as a great leader who presided over a time of prosperity. His mother Agathoclea was similarly honored for her brilliance. All three were buried within the Mountain of the Dead in separate chambers after their deaths.