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Thoth

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The original Bird Brain is far from stupid. Thoth was ancient Egypt's god of wisdom, who invented writing and worked as Ra's secretary. He's also a creator god who helped the eight gods of Hermopolis to set up the whole universe with his mad hacker skills. Usually he's associated with the ibis (a water bird, like a stork), and sometimes he's shown as a baboon. But no matter what form he's in, he's always carrying around a pen and papyrus to write down his latest invention.

Basic Information

Name

Thoth

Nickname

Lord of Wisdom, Beaky, Divine Scribe, Noble Ibis, Brainiac

Sex

Male

Current city

Khmun (Hermopolis)

Work & Education

Occupation

Chief Knowledge Officer

Education

I invented education.

Beliefs

Political views

Monarchist

Family & Friends (& Enemies)

Parents

This is the one question I can't answer. I have no idea.

Siblings

None

Children

None

Friends

Ra, Anubis, Seshat, Isis

Enemies

People who act stupid

Relationships

Relationship status

In a relationship with Seshat, Ma'at, and/or Nehmet-awai (it's complicated)

Interested in

Smart chicks (Chicks? Bird god? Get it? I crack myself up.)

Favorites

TV Shows

Anything on PBS
Jeopardy! (When you hear this music, does it make you look for an answer?) 
The Big Bang Theory (Sheldon is one of my favorite humans, but he needs to relax.) 
The Mentalist (There's more than one way to use your mind.) 

Quotations

"My words fly up, my thoughts remain below: Words without thoughts never to heaven go."
– William Shakespeare in Hamlet

"All men by nature desire knowledge."
– Aristotle

"It's not that I'm so smart; it's just that I stay with problems longer."
– Albert Einstein

"Knowledge is power."
– Sir Francis Bacon

"If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart."
Nelson Mandela

Books

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (I could read these forever, though I usually figure out the mystery before I'm done.)
Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand (Never make fun of a guy with a big nose.)
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (Burning books! The horror.)
The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling (I'm rather fond of this young wizard. He reminds me of Horus the Younger.)
The Monkey's Paw by W.W. Jacobs (Be careful what you ask for. You just might get it from a creepy monkey's paw.)
The Door in the Wall by Marguerite de Angeli (Wisdom is learning to be a good person, even if you're not perfect.)
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle (I had to take notes to keep track of all the plot turns! Such imagination.)
Aesop's Fables (Did you know that some of these fables, like The Lion and the Mouse, come from ancient Egyptian tales? Most people don't.)
The Most Beautiful Libraries in the World by Jacques Bossier (What beautiful temples to books and knowledge!)

Music

Imagine by John Lennon (Imagination is one of my superpowers. Peace is pretty cool, too.)
Where is My Mind by The Pixies (My mind is where it's always been. In my bird [or baboon] head….)
I've Seen It All by Björk (Sometimes she dresses up like a bird. I think I like her.)
Birdhouse in Your Soul by They Might Be Giants (I have a secret to tell….)
Word Disassociation by Lemon Demon (The catchiest vocabulary lesson ever.)
Technologic by Daft Punk (The Internet, by a creepy robot.)
The A-B-C song (The hieroglyphic version goes: "Vulture, reed leaf, quail chick, mat, ancient Egyptian's where it's at…." Not really. I'm kidding.)

Movies

Megamind (I'm not much for villainy, but he tries hard.) 
Pi (I'm not sure this made sense even to me, and I invented numbers!) 
Inception (Talk about messing with your mind.) 
Planet of the Apes (This film was so good, they made sequels, and even a modern version. What's so scary about apes?) 
Night at the Museum (My kind of place!) 
The Matrix Series (If this doesn't make you think, I don't know what will.)
The Terminator Series (What happens when computers become too smart.) 
A Beautiful Mind (Math is incredible, but it can make you crazy.) 

Activities & Interests

Likes

Smart people
Libraries
Inventors
Grammar

Interests

Linguistics
Science
Technology
Robotics

Groups

Ancient Egyptian Gods  
Egyptian Mythology 
Scriptorium Fonts 

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