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Neith

Neith

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Your Field Guide to Spotting Neith

You might think you've spotted Neith, but be careful that you haven't mistaken Athena for this Egyptian lady—you wouldn't be the first. She'll be sporting a huge longbow and hunting everything that comes in sight. And since she's been around since the beginning of time (and maybe before), she's a really good shot. Bottom line: wear bright colors when you go wandering around in the desert!

Sex: Female
Age: Adult
Build: Tall, muscular female (easy to mistake for a thin athletic male). Every once in a while, she transforms herself into a cow or a lion or a snake, but not that often.
Complexion: Pale yellow (like ancient Egyptian paintings of women) or white skin
Hair Color: Black, when not tucked under her tall red crown
Facial Hair: None
Scars/marks/tattoos: None
Jewelry and accessories: The Red Crown of Lower Egypt and sometimes a gold collar and bracelets. Sometimes Neith carries the was scepter of authority, or sets a tiny shield with crossed arrows on it on top of her hair.
Clothing: In human form, a tight fitting dress, usually red or white
Armor: Once in a while a scale mail shirt
Type of Weapon: Bows and arrows and occasionally a shield and long spear

Typical Companions:

Neith is a loner, so she's rarely seen with anyone except her son, Sobek.

Known Hangouts:

The edge of town
On or near the Nile
Deserts
Empty places

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