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.
Lord of Wisdom, Beaky, Divine Scribe, Noble Ibis, Brainiac
Work & Education
Chief Knowledge Officer
I invented education.
Family & Friends (& Enemies)
This is the one question I can't answer. I have no idea.
Ra, Anubis, Seshat, Isis
People who act stupid
In a relationship with Seshat, Ma'at, and/or Nehmet-awai (it's complicated)
Smart chicks (Chicks? Bird god? Get it? I crack myself up.)
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.)
"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
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!)
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.)