Study Guide

Renenutet

Profile

Renenutet runs around all over Olympus in many guises. She's sometimes a snake, sometimes a mother goddess, and always awesome. Watch out for her venom—she bites hard when someone threatens the pharaoh. Renny can be a good egg sometimes, though—she oversees the harvest, which keeps Egypt's people alive. Who doesn't love grain and the goddess who protects it?

Basic Information

Name

Renenutet

Sex

Female

Current city

My cult center is at Terenuthis in the Delta.

Work & Education

Occupation

Goddess of kids, fertility, harvest, general snake lady, protectress of the pharaoh.

Education

I grew up watching things grow.

Beliefs

Political views

I support mothers and farmers.

Family & Friends (& Enemies)

Parents

Never knew 'em

Siblings

None

Children

My son is the god of corn, Neper. Sometimes. I'm called Horus's mom, too. Some call Nekhebau, a snaky god, my kid.

Friends

Sobek, Horus, Hapi—pretty much all the gods

Enemies

Anyone who'd harm the pharaoh; Seth, since he can destroy harvests

Relationships

Relationship status

Sometimes, I'm married to Sobek or Geb

Interested in

Men that are tall like stalks of grain

Favorites

TV Shows

Snake Man of Appalachia
Wipeout
Steven Seagal: Lawman
Way to keep away criminals!
Grimm
That male lead is hunky.

Quotations

"The law of harvest is to reap more than you sow. Sow an act, and you reap a habit. Sow a habit and you reap a character. Sow a character and you reap a destiny." —James Allen
"Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you're a thousand miles from the corn field." —Dwight D. Eisenhower
"Better a serpent than a stepmother!" —Euripides
"Motherhood is a dream. It really is absolutely amazing." —Jessica Simpson

Books

J.K. Rowling — Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Gotta love the snakes!
William Shakespeare — Antony and Cleopatra
Tamora Piece — First Test
This series is called "Protector of the Small." Why wasn't that my title? I guess the pharaoh isn't so small, after all.
Gustave Flaubert — Sentimental Education
Sophocles — Oedipus the King
Kazuo Ishiguro — Never Let Me Go
I won't ever let any pharaoh leave my sight!
Stieg Larsson — The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Gary Paulsen — Hatchet
I'm an outdoorsy girl.
Norton Juster — The Phantom Tollbooth
Chuck Palahniuk — Fight Club

Music

Justin Timberlake — "Cry Me a River"
Nina Simone — "Four Women"
Vanessa Haynes — "Reap What You Sow"
Very true for the harvest.
Townes van Zandt — "Snake Song"
This man knows a good snaky woman when he sees her.
The Smiths — "How Soon is Now?"
The Eagles — "Hotel California"
Where is this California?
Kanye West — "Through the Wire"
He might be a bit arrogant, but that's what appeals to a high-class girl sometimes.
Bob Marley & the Wailers — "Concrete Jungle"

Movies

Crops
This movie is way more exciting than it sounds!
Anaconda
Greatest movie ever made!
Ten Commandments
What Women Want
Snow White and the Huntsman
King Cobra
Land of the Pharaohs
Home again!
Country
These are my kinda folks—good farmers.

Activities & Interests

Likes

Cobras
High-fiber muffins
The Nile flood
Good harvests
Vegetable gardens
Veggie Tales
Nagini

Interests

Agricultural science
Herpetology
Environmental studies
Nutrition
Food systems

Groups

Crops, Soils, and Environmental Studies Clubs
Making Hissing Noises Because You're a Snake

Girl Power, I Love Nature