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Mut

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Mut would have been at the butt of all "your mama" jokes. Why? Because Mut (pronounced moot, the ancient Egyptian word for "mother") is a mother goddess. But she's got plenty of other stuff going for her, too. She's the super-sexy wife of Amun-Ra, the king of the gods, and she wears the double crown of a pharaoh, ruling over Egypt. Make Mut mad, and she might join forces with Sekhmet to kick you into the next universe. Watch out.

Basic Information

Name

Mut (sometimes spelled Muth, Maut, or Mout)

Nickname

Queen of the Gods, Mistress of the Crowns, Lady of the Two Lands, Mother of the World, Boss Lady, She Who Must Be Obeyed, Eye of Ra

Sex

Female

Current city

Waset (Thebes) (in modern Luxor)

Work & Education

Occupation

Queen

Education

The Theban School for Royal Ladies

Beliefs

Political views

I rule (with my husband, of course)

Family & Friends (& Enemies)

Parents

Like my husband Amun-Ra, I created myself

Siblings

None

Children

Khonsu (son), Montu (adopted son)

Friends

Wadjet, Nekhbet, Bast, Sekhmet, Hathor, Isis 

Enemies

The Nine Bows (countries around Egypt that try to invade from time to time)

Relationships

Relationship status

Married to Amun-Ra

Interested in

Men

Favorites

TV Shows

How could I not enjoy the ladies of Downton Abbey?
A Game of Thrones
Isis and I like to imagine how history would be different if we'd had dragons in ancient Egypt.
How I Met Your Mother
It's good to have a little humor in the palace.
Once Upon a Time
Not all queens are evil!

Quotations

"I'm a godmother. That's a great thing to be, a godmother. She calls me 'god' for short. That's cute. I taught her that."
– Ellen DeGeneres

"A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary."
– Dorothy C. Fisher

"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."
– Abraham Lincoln

"Keep Calm and Carry On"
– from a British World War II poster, 1939

"When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground."
– Cersei Lannister, in George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones

Books

The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
I'm not sure whether to laugh or roll my eyes at his political advice.
I am very fond of Shakespeare. We didn't have plays like this in ancient Egypt. My favorite is Twelfth Night.
The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
Good for Jerry for sticking up for himself.
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
Thankfully, Amun-Ra is much nicer than Heathcliff!
Like many readers, I adore the Lord of the Rings series by J.R.R. Tolkien. The last book, The Return of the King, is the best one.
The Queen's Diamonds by Hugh Roberts
I love the tiara look. Does she have anything in a diamond vulture headdress?
The Great Goddesses of Egypt by Barbara S. Lesko
I have my very own chapter! Great read.
Amenhotep III: Egypt's Radiant Pharaoh by Arielle P. Kozloff
This wonderful pharaoh dedicated a huge temple and many lioness statues to me. We were so happy during his reign.
Statecraft: Strategies for a Changing World by Margaret Thatcher
Hard words from the Iron Lady.

Music

Mississippi Queen by Mountain
You know what I mean.
What's Love Got to Do With It by Tina Turner
She reminds me so much of Hatshepsut! And an incredible voice.
Is there anything more beautiful than Etta James's voice?
Dancing Queen by ABBA
See that girl, watch that scene….
Killer Queen by Queen
I want a laser beam!
Diva by Beyonce
Beautiful, powerful, talented at dancing. I love this girl.

Movies

Dune
Politics. Powerful women. Sting, in his underwear.
Rise of the Guardians
We protect the children of the world.
I could watch Les Miserables all day. And I have!
The Fifth Element
A perfect being—not me, but close!
The Great Gatsby
Ah, the cinematography.
When Isis and Hathor and I get together, we watch chick flicks. Our favorite is The Notebook.
The Princess Bride
The best kind of fairy tale.

Activities & Interests

Likes

Quiet walks with Amun-Ra
Smiles
Vultures
Sunrise
People who can sing

Interests

Royal genealogy
Military history
Yoga
Foreign relations
Child development

Groups

Ancient Egyptian Gods
Egyptian Mythology
Moms Only
Queen

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