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Neith

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Neith is Egypt's answer to Athena. In fact, some people think she actually is Athena, just in Egyptian garb. Neith is a no-nonsense goddess with killer aim, rocking a huge longbow as she hunts Lower Egypt's desert fringes. In some myths, Neith is a huntress and in others a judge; in others still, she's a creator goddess, older than Ptah and Ra and Atum combined. Yowza.

Basic Information

Name

Neith

Nickname

Nit, pronounced "neat"
She of Sais
Mother of the Fathers and Father of the Mothers
Veiled One, The Decider
Ancient One

Sex

Female (we think, but everyone's too scared to ask her to prove it)

Current city

Sais

Work & Education

Occupation

Divine judge and mysterious creator goddess. Goddess of battle and sport.

Education

I listen to all creation and learn from everywhere.

Beliefs

Political views

I permit Ra to rule. No time for politics.

Family & Friends (& Enemies)

Parents

I created myself

Siblings

None.

Children

Sobek, Tutu, Nehebkau, Apophis, sometimes Ra 

Friends

Nephthys, Thoth, Osiris, Sekhmet, Isis

Enemies

All my enemies are dead, and Osiris knows better than to send them back.

Relationships

Relationship status

It's complicated with Seth and Ra

Interested in

No time for relationships

Favorites

TV Shows

Xena, Warrior Princess 
Forged in the heat of battle.
Flash Gordon 
Mystery Science Theatre 
Seth's son Anubis introduced me to this show one weekend. It's hilarious.
Survivor 
You mortals are either brave or crazy.

Quotations

"I kill when I hunt and do not apologize for that, although I reserve the right to think about its implications."
– E. Donnall Thomas, Jr.

"The superior man is modest in his speech but exceeds in his actions."
– Confucius

"We must give lengthy deliberation to what has to be decided once and for all."
– Publilius Syrus

"They say that God is everywhere, and yet we always think of Him as somewhat of a recluse."
– Emily Dickinson

"Why so serious?"
– Heath Ledger as the Joker in The Dark Knight

"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream."
– C.S. Lewis

Books

Arrow of God by Chinua Achebe 
I have quite a few arrows, actually….
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger 
This guy is more reclusive than I am!
Daniel Deronda by George Eliot (Marian Evans) 
Another woman mistaken for a man. I'm fond of her writing.
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson 
Pirates! Who doesn't love pirates? Wish I had a boat.
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott 
It's important to be who you really are.
The Backyard Bowyer: The Beginner's Guide to Building Bows by Nicholas Tomihama 
I created the bow and arrow for my hunting and gave it to men. Now you can make some, too. Just don't shoot your eye out.
Hunting the Hard Way by Howard Hill 
It's not easy to hunt without a gun, but there's nothing else like it.
As a goddess of mysteries, I adore the works of Raymond Chandler.
The Warriors of Ankh series by Samantha Young talks about the Mortal Scottish Warriors of Neith—do they get to wear kilts? We Egyptians do like our men in kilts…even if they aren't plaid.
Learning to Weave by Deborah Chandler
I'm good with my hands.

Music

If I Were a Boy by Beyoncé 
I'm not, but I'm as powerful as one. Try me.
Tutti Frutti by Little Richard 
Tough and not afraid to be who he is. I like this guy.
Words I Never Said by Lupe Fiasco 
There are some words I wish I hadn't said. Apophis wouldn't exist if I hadn't messed up the words that made creation. Sorry about that.
For What It's Worth by Buffalo Springfield 
Always pay attention.
Lady Ice by Arcadia/Duran Duran 
Some people think I'm cold. I'm just…quiet.
Hunter by Björk 
She was weird years before Lady Gaga was born that way. I dig it.
Alice Cooper is my favorite glam rocker. Did you know he was on the Muppet Show?
Across the Universe by The Beatles
Nothing's going to change my world.

Movies

Predator 
If it bleeds….we can kill it.
Aliens
 
Ripley's so tough. Does me proud.
I'm a John Carpenter fan. One of his best films is Big Trouble in Little China
I also like the anime films of Hayao Miyazaki. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind is very good. What a powerful girl! 
Disney's version of The Little Mermaid still makes me cry. 
Silent films are very powerful, especially for actresses. One of the best films ever made is my favorite: The Passion of Joan of Arc (La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc), made in 1928. 
Theda Bara's Cleopatra was also a great silent film. But most of it has been lost! Only these 20 seconds remain. What a crime. 
Precious 
Sometimes you have to do things for yourself. And you get strong.

Activities & Interests

Likes

Beetles
Real-time strategy games
The Outdoors Channel
Working out

Interests

Legal theory
Mysteries
Anatomy
Psychology

Groups

Ancient Egyptian Gods 
Egyptian Mythology 
Archery 
Time 
True Justice Starring Steven Seagal