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Serqet may not be one of the Big Names in Egyptian mythology, but she's got a number of jobs that keep both gods and mortals safe. If she decided to skip out on work just once, all sorts of crazy stuff would go down. She holds a giant chain around the neck of Apep (or Apophis) every night to stop him from eating Ra and his boat of dead people. She's one of the Egyptian goddesses you invoke if you want to be a doctor or do some fancy magic. Legend even has it that Serqet's loyalty to Isis protects women who enter certain temples from being stung by scorpions. But ladies: we don't suggest you test this theory.

Basic Information




Serket, Selket, Scorpion Lady



Current city

The Delta, Lower Egypt

Work & Education


Manager (of Scorpions and the nightly Snake Rodeo in Duat)


Delta School of Magic & Medicine


Political views

Ra is my king

Family & Friends (& Enemies)


Ra (I'm pretty much guessing who my dad is, and I haven't a clue about my mom. But that's kind of the trend, so nobody judges)




Um, see "Relationship Status"


Isis, Nephthys, Neith


Set, by proxy (he and Isis have beef, and Isis is my homegirl, so...)


Relationship status

Nehebkau (he's, uh, either my beau or my son, depending on who you ask)

Interested in

Gents, though I'm not an especially "active pursuer"


TV Shows

Adventure Time! (Princess Bubblegum is a rad science lady in a magical kingdom. Girl is legit.)
Bill Nye the Science Guy 
Buffy the Vampire Slayer 
WWE Smackdown! (I got some sweet tips on how to do the "Scorpion Death Lock" from The Rock—who, bonus, was also in the movie The Scorpion King)
House, M.D. 


"Because we focused on the snake, we missed the scorpion."
– Egyptian Proverb

"Courage: the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently."
– Maya Angelou

"And the king answered them roughly; and king Rehoboam forsook the counsel of the old men, / And answered them after the advice of the young men, saying, My father made your yoke heavy, but I will add thereto: my father chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions."
– 2 Chronicles 10:10-11

"Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee"
– Muhammad Ali

"What is a 'weekend'?"
– the Dowager Countess on Downton Abbey


Swamplandia! by Karen Russell (Thirteen-year old Ava Bigtree wrestles alligators every day. She's a kindred spirit.)
"The Adventure of the Speckled Band" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 
The Pearl by John Steinbeck (This story has some interesting parallels to the time little Horus was stung by a scorpion)
Harry Potter series (especially #7!), by J.K. Rowling (Magic! Alchemy! Giant magic animals and arachnids! Plus, the fighting of two evil snakes throughout the series.)
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez (I would totally date Melquiades)
Grimm's Fairy Tales 
Gray's Anatomy by Henry Gray F.R.S. 
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson 
Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe 
"A Noiseless Patient Spider" by Walt Whitman 
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare (Romantic love! And—spoiler alert—a lot of poisoning at the end.)


Bad Man's World by Jenny Lewis 
Temporary Like Achilles by Bob Dylan 
Chrissy Kiss The Corpse by Of Montreal 
The Spiderbite Song by The Flaming Lips 
Army Ants by Tom Waits 
Sweet The Sting by Tori Amos 
Lime in the Coconut by Kermit the Frog


The Departed (I spend a lot of time in the underworld. And, okay, I love crime films)
The Scorpion King 
Spider-Man 3 (So I love the new one, obvs, but this one has Spider Man and Venom, which is like a double dose of stuff I like)
The Dark Knight Rises 
The Princess Bride (Welsey is immune to poison? He must have the favor of a totally rad goddess. *Ahem*)
Sleeping Beauty 

Activities & Interests


Marie Laveau (the Voodoo Queen)
Chainmail jewelry (trendy and functional! It's super good for tying up giant snakes on the fly)
Fancy pottery
Steve Irwin


Naturopathic Medicine
Arachnology and Herpetology (studies of arachnids and snakes)
Gastroenterology (the study of the organs that digest things)
Toxicology (study of poisons)


Scorpion and Spider Enthusiasts  
Society for Alternative Medicine 
Alchemy for Fun (Not Profit) 
We <3 Animal Hats 

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