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Montu

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War is hell. Or if you're an ancient Egyptian, war is a giant bird-headed dude with a big scimitar, named Montu. If that isn't sufficiently scary, though, check this: Montu can turn himself into a bull when he's angry. So whatever you do, don't make him angry.

Basic Information

Name

Montu (Mont, Mentju, Monthu)

Nickname

The Nomad, Mighty Bull, Bad Attitude, the Incredible Beef Hulk

Sex

Male

Current city

Thebes (Waset), but I have a sweet crib at Armant, too

Work & Education

Occupation

I am the bull god. And I am free. (Thanks, Kid Rock.) Seriously, though, I'm the god of war these days, though back before Ra and Amun took over, I was a sun god, too.

Education

On the battlefield, at the point of a sword—and usually I'm the one doing the educating.

Beliefs

Political views

Amun-Ra is the Lord of Thrones

Family & Friends (& Enemies)

Parents

Unknown

Siblings

Nada

Children

Zilch

Friends

I've got a crew of warriors I hang with. Horus the Elder and Horus the Younger, Seth, Amun-Ra, and Wepwawet come over for beer on the weekends.

Enemies

They never see me coming.

Relationships

Relationship status

It's complicated with Tjenenyt, Iunit, and Raettawy

Interested in

Women—plural

Favorites

TV Shows

M*A*S*H
When you're on the front, you do what you can to stay alive, and happy.
Vikings
I love me some pre-gun wars.
Spartacus: Blood and Sand
So much fun to watch.
Neon Genesis Evangelion
Giant robots of death and honor. What's not to love?

Quotations

"There are more pleasant things to do than beat up people." – Muhammad Ali
"Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat." – Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt
"War is not nice." – Barbara Bush
"We'll always be ready because we will always be there." – 3 Doors Down, "Citizen/Soldier"
"I don't oppose all wars. What I am opposed to is a dumb war." – Barack Obama

Books

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy. This is probably the only book about war that you can use as a weapon—it's heavy.
A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway. Somehow, he managed to write about war, love, and spaghetti, and all in the same book.
I wish I had a mom. Then someone could read me The Charge of the Light Brigade by Alfred, Lord Tennyson before I went to bed each night.
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque. Even the bad guys in a battle have a story to tell.
I've read the Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien a bunch of times. It's all about the war scenes—those battles are epic.
The Art of War by Sun Tzu. This guy knows what he's talking about.
World Peace and Other 4th-Grade Achievements by John Hunter. You've got to know peace if you want war to be worth it.
The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Warfare by DK Publishing. So much boom in one book.
Warrior: A Visual History of the Fighting Man by R. G. Grant. When it comes to war, it's all about the soldiers, yo.
Slayer of Gods by Lynda S. Robinson. How dare they kill Nefertiti?

Music

"Boom Boom Pow" by the Black Eyed Peas
I'm so 2008 BCE….
"War Pigs" by Black Sabbath
Even as a god of war, I don't care for dishonorable battles like the ones Ozzy's singing about.
"Battle Hymn of the Republic" by Julia Ward Howe
Nothing makes me feel quite so warm and fuzzy as a song written not only about war, but during war.
"Fortunate Son" by Creedence Clearwater Revival
It ain't me, either.
Maybe I'm weird, but I could listen to the God of War soundtrack all day.
"Lowrider" by War
Songs about war are great and all, but this band from the 1970s named their way into my heart.
"Uprising" by Sabaton
Warsaw was very brave in 1944. I salute them.
"Warriors of the World" by Manowar
We're here for all of you.

Movies

Man of Steel
Superman movies are always awesome, right?
The Avengers
I'd like to see the Hulk try to "puny god" me.
A Warrior's Heart
Can lacrosse be romantic? Can a warrior have a soft spot? Sure.
Six String Samurai
Crazy awesome film.
Braveheart
I don't know if you need to paint yourself blue to be tough, but maybe it helps?
All of Akira Kurasawa's films are powerful, but Kagemusha is the mightiest of them all.
Saving Private Ryan
Anybody who thinks war is easy needs to see more films like this.

Activities & Interests

Likes

Sunny days
Victory
Sherman tanks
Weightlifting
Orange juice

Interests

International relations
Anti-bullying campaigns
Blacksmithing, especially weaponry
Strategy games
Sun-Tzu

Groups

Ancient Egyptian Gods 
Egyptian Mythology
World of Warcraft
Japanese Weapons
Heavy Artillery Recordings

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