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Nephthys

Nephthys

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Home Mythology Nephthys Spotter's Guide

Your Field Guide to Spotting Nephthys

You'll definitely know Nephthys when you see her. She'll be the one all decked out in her Goth gear with jet black hair. Sometimes she appears as a bird, though, so watch out. And fair warning: this girl likes to talk about death. It can be kind of a downer.

Sex: Female
Age: Adult
Build: Average female in human form. She can also appear as a bird: a hawk, a kite, a crow/blackbird, or a cobra with the hieroglyphs of her name on her head.
Complexion: Pale yellow (like ancient Egyptian paintings of women), dark green, black, or white skin
Hair Color: Black (wig or real hair)
Facial Hair: None
Scars/marks/tattoos: None
Jewelry and accessories: A broad gold collar and bracelets in her human form. Sometimes she carries a sistrum (a musical rattle also used by the goddesses Bast and Hathor) and sometimes a tall stalk of papyrus with a flower at the top. Sometimes she wears the hieroglyphs of her name, a round basket atop a rectangular temple model, on her head.
Clothing: In human form, a tight fitting dress, usually green, white, or red.
Armor: None
Type of Weapon: None

Typical Companions

Isis
Anubis
Osiris
The Four Sons of Horus
Less often, Seth and Seshat

Known Hangouts

The afterlife, in Osiris's throne room
Tombs and graveyards
Deserts
Nighttime

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