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Thursday, January 15, 2009


I'm finishing up Michelle Moran's Nefertiti, a fine historical novel (and I am picky).

The story is told from her sister Mutnodjmet's point of view, as she observes her beautiful and strong-willed sister's fight for prominence and power as the Chief Wife of Pharoah Akenaten. Meanwhile "Mutny" tends her herb garden and heals people, her green eyes and intelligence leading her to be called "the Powerful Cat." Guess if I find her irresistable.

The Egyptian word for cat is "miw"; see it in hieroglyphics here.

And in the novel's course she is given the gift of a palace miw; it probably looked a lot like the present day Egyptian Mau.

In the i-cannot-resist department: Did you know a miw can tell your Egyptian tarot? Got $2.99? Holy cats, go here then.

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