Neith is Egypt's answer to Athena. In fact, some people think she actually is Athena, just in Egyptian garb. Neith is a no-nonsense goddess with killer aim, rocking a huge longbow as she hunts Lower Egypt's desert fringes. In some myths, Neith is a huntress and in others a judge; in others still, she's a creator goddess, older than Ptah and Ra and Atum combined. Yowza.
|Nickname||Nit, pronounced "neat"|
She of Sais
Mother of the Fathers and Father of the Mothers
Veiled One, The Decider
|Sex||Female (we think, but everyone's too scared to ask her to prove it)|
|Occupation||Divine judge and mysterious creator goddess. Goddess of battle and sport.|
|Education||I listen to all creation and learn from everywhere.|
|Political views||I permit Ra to rule. No time for politics.|
|Parents||I created myself|
|Children||Sobek, Tutu, Nehebkau, Apophis, sometimes Ra|
|Friends||Nephthys, Thoth, Osiris, Sekhmet, Isis|
|Enemies||All my enemies are dead, and Osiris knows better than to send them back.|
|Relationship status||It's complicated with Seth and Ra|
|Interested in||No time for relationships|
|Quotations||"I kill when I hunt and do not apologize for that, although I reserve the right to think about its implications." |
– E. Donnall Thomas, Jr.
"The superior man is modest in his speech but exceeds in his actions."
"We must give lengthy deliberation to what has to be decided once and for all."
– Publilius Syrus
"They say that God is everywhere, and yet we always think of Him as somewhat of a recluse."
– Emily Dickinson
"Why so serious?"
– Heath Ledger as the Joker in The Dark Knight
"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream."
– C.S. Lewis
|Books||Arrow of God by Chinua Achebe |
I have quite a few arrows, actually….
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
This guy is more reclusive than I am!
Daniel Deronda by George Eliot (Marian Evans)
Another woman mistaken for a man. I'm fond of her writing.
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
Pirates! Who doesn't love pirates? Wish I had a boat.
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
It's important to be who you really are.
The Backyard Bowyer: The Beginner's Guide to Building Bows by Nicholas Tomihama
I created the bow and arrow for my hunting and gave it to men. Now you can make some, too. Just don't shoot your eye out.
Hunting the Hard Way by Howard Hill
It's not easy to hunt without a gun, but there's nothing else like it.
As a goddess of mysteries, I adore the works of Raymond Chandler.
The Warriors of Ankh series by Samantha Young talks about the Mortal Scottish Warriors of Neith—do they get to wear kilts? We Egyptians do like our men in kilts…even if they aren't plaid.
Learning to Weave by Deborah Chandler
I'm good with my hands.
|Music||If I Were a Boy by Beyoncé |
I'm not, but I'm as powerful as one. Try me.
Tutti Frutti by Little Richard
Tough and not afraid to be who he is. I like this guy.
Words I Never Said by Lupe Fiasco
There are some words I wish I hadn't said. Apophis wouldn't exist if I hadn't messed up the words that made creation. Sorry about that.
For What It's Worth by Buffalo Springfield
Always pay attention.
Lady Ice by Arcadia/Duran Duran
Some people think I'm cold. I'm just…quiet.
Hunter by Björk
She was weird years before Lady Gaga was born that way. I dig it.
Alice Cooper is my favorite glam rocker. Did you know he was on the Muppet Show?
Across the Universe by The Beatles
Nothing's going to change my world.
If it bleeds….we can kill it.
Ripley's so tough. Does me proud.
I'm a John Carpenter fan. One of his best films is Big Trouble in Little China
I also like the anime films of Hayao Miyazaki. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind is very good. What a powerful girl!
Disney's version of The Little Mermaid still makes me cry.
Silent films are very powerful, especially for actresses. One of the best films ever made is my favorite: The Passion of Joan of Arc (La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc), made in 1928.
Theda Bara's Cleopatra was also a great silent film. But most of it has been lost! Only these 20 seconds remain. What a crime.
Sometimes you have to do things for yourself. And you get strong.
|TV Shows||Xena, Warrior Princess |
Forged in the heat of battle.
Mystery Science Theatre
Seth's son Anubis introduced me to this show one weekend. It's hilarious.
You mortals are either brave or crazy.