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What Bes lacks in height, he makes up for in pure charisma. Bes is the Egyptian dwarf god, and he's also the Father of Fertility, the Frightener-Off of Fiends, and the Master of Memorable Music. When he gets going into a good groove, Bes will shake his lion's mane-esque beard like there's no tomorrow. When he needs to protect women and children, though, Bes is all business, sticking his tongue out in a fierce pose to scare off demons.
Bessy, Big B
I live all over. I can't remember where I was born—it might've been in Nubia—but since then, I hang out in all sorts of places to protect the families that worship me.
Protector of families and women in childbirth; god of dwarves, luck, and prosperity. I scare off bad spirits and dangerous animals from babies and other helpless things.
I learned from the gods how to protect those pesky humans.
I'm campaigner-in-chief for Ra as king of the gods.
My parents live back in Nubia
Hathor (we like to boogie together) and Taweret
Any evil spirits trying to harm pregnant women
It's complicated with Beset (my female counterpart) and my business partner, Taweret
Ladies of all statures
"I failed to make the chess team because of my height."
Aeneid by Virgil
Dancing in the Street by Martha and the Valuables
The Business of Being Born