Children of the Divine Order
Children of Nekhbet
Characteristics and Aspects
Nekhbet was the tutelary deity of Upper Egypt. Nekhbet and her Lower Egyptian counterpart Wadjet often appeared together as the “Two Ladies”. As patron of the pharaoh, she was sometimes seen to be the mother of the divine aspect of the pharaoh, and it was in this capacity that she was referred to as ‘Father of Fathers, Mother of Mothers, who hath existed from the Beginning, and is Creatrix of this World’.
Nekhbet was depicted as a griffon vulture. Nekhbet usually was depicted hovering, with her wings spread above the royal image, clutching a shen symbol in her talons. Nekhbet’s children have avian features in the image of vultures including wings, taloned legs, and feathered lower bodies.
Nekhbet has relations with Wadjet, Isis, and Nephthys.
Egypt’s oldest oracle was the shrine of Nekhbet at Nekheb, the original necropolis or city of the dead. It was the companion city to Nekhen, the religious and political capital of Upper Egypt at the end of the Predynastic period and probably, also during the Early Dynastic Period. The priestesses of Nekhbet were called muu (mothers) and wore robes of Egyptian vulture feathers.
While the children of Nekhbet were in prominent positions they were also known by the hunters for their limited offensive ability. For this reason alone the hunters targeted them using slingers and archers to nullify their advantage in flight.
Nekhbet’s children have no physical abilities beyond humans. They have no magical abilities beyond human normal, but they do have two specific abilities. The first ability is the ability to fly, though this is an application of wind magic and their wings. The second ability allows them to transform between human and vulture forms, this ability allows them to hide their avian features for a time. They follow the Oath of the Veil.
The children of Nekhbet are aristocratic and haughty, though parenthood is incredibly important to them.
Changes of Fate
- Magical Flight
- Human/Vulture Transformation