MAFDET — Character Profile & Artwork

M A F D E T

The Goddess of Justice, and Protector against dangerous and venomous animals

Lady Mafdet is the daughter of Ra. Her sisters include Sekhmet, Hathor, Serqet, and Bastet.

The free-spirited goddess Mafdet is always on the move, often exploring various locales and drifting between social circles. Nonetheless, her strong sense of justice ensures she swiftly completes her tasks for the divine council, and with warding away any dangerous threats.

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The extended profile for Mafdet as she appears in Deities of Duat and DEITIES Project. Mafdet‘s character and design are a fictional representation that is heavily based on Egyptian mythology, as well as the fantasy and world-building elements of DEITIES verse.

VISUAL DESIGN || DETAILED SUMMARY || ADDITIONAL CONTENT

NOTE: Some sections of this profile are currently In Progress, and are planned to be completed at a later time. Other sections are Sealed or otherwise locked; they can be “unsealed” after certain conditions are met for the project.


VISUAL DESIGN

REFERENCE SHEET(S)

PHYSICAL TRAITS

Divine Form: Height of 5′ 9″ (~175 cm); Physically appears as an adult in her mid- to late twenties; Golden eyes with slit pupils (hybrid feature); Dark brown and tan, two-toned hair, extending to chest length when fully let down; Wears a circlet with a serval motif; Favors gold, orange, brown, and white regalia.

Animal Form: Primarily appears as a Serval, occasionally appears as a mongoose, based on the Egyptian mongoose; Rarely appears as a cheetah with the coat patterning of the King cheetah.
Golden eyes; Wears a gold collar (both forms) and gold band on the end of tail (mongoose form); Occasionally also wears gold earrings.

Hybrid Features: Head of a Serval; Serval ears; Golden eyes with slit pupils, and sharp feline teeth; Arms displaying tan fur with spots and stripes, and paw-like hands and claws; Legs displaying tan fur and hindpaws with spots and stripes; Medium-length serval tail.
(Hybrid form adjusts respectively for Mongoose and Cheetah features).

MAGIC & SOUL COLOR

GOLD (True Magic) || #CBB756

OTHER FORMS & STATES

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WORLD-BUILDING NOTES: Magic System, Intro to Transformation, Forms & Features


DETAILED SUMMARY

TITLE & DOMAINS

Lady Mafdet — The Goddess of Justice, and Protector against dangerous and venomous animals
Other Names: Maftet, Mefdet

NOTABLE EPITHETS

“Piercer of Darkness”“Lady of the House of Life”
“She Who Runs Swiftly”“The Great Fetterer (Restrainer)”
“Slayer of Serpents”“Avenger of the King”

SACRED ANIMAL(S)

Main Animals: The Serval and the Mongoose
Other Animal(s) — Cheetah, Various domestic and wild felines

DIVINE WEAPON(S)

Main Weapon: Scythe
Other Weapon(s) — Knives and Daggers; Short Sword; Staff; other Blade Polearms

MAGIC AFFINITIES

  • Combative Magic
  • Protective Magic (Defense and wards)
  • Ability Enhancement (Agility and endurance)
  • Perceptual Magic (Sight, sound, scent)
  • Transformation

KEY ATTRIBUTES — [21/30]

Strength

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Durability

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Agility

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Endurance

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Recovery

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Magic

Rating: 3 out of 5.

[NOTE: The current maximum for key attributes is a spread of 22.5/30. Deities are measured relative to each other in optimal conditions and active combat, but even deities with lower stats are stronger than the average mortal.]

WORLD-BUILDING NOTES: Divine Weapons, Varieties of Weapons, Affinities of Magic


ADDITIONAL CONTENT

KEY RELATIONSHIPS

  • ANUBIS — Acquaintance, Workmate
  • BASTETSister, Friend
  • HATHORSister, Friend
  • HORUS — Acquaintance, Sparring Buddy
  • MA’AT — Mentor, Teammate
  • MONTU — Friend, Sparring Buddy
  • MUT — Mentor
  • NEKHBET — Workmate
  • PAKHET — Friend, Sparring Buddy
  • PTAH — Acquaintance
  • RAFather, High King, Mentor
  • SEKHMETSister, Workmate, Friend
  • SERQETSister, Rival, Friend
  • SHEZMU — Acquaintance, Workmate
  • SOKAR — Workmate
  • THOTH — Mentor, Tutor, Workmate
  • WENUT — Friend
  • WEPWAWET — Acquaintance, Sparring Buddy

OTHER RELATIONSHIPS (Roleplay & AUs)

  • JADINE — Acquaintance, Workmate

[Italics] = Others’ Characters (© Their Respective Artists)

PROJECT HEADCANONS

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MEDIA & LINKS

[NOTE: The following is a non-exhaustive list of historical and independent references, for designing aspects of this character in DEITIES Project. The list may be updated periodically, and each resource may vary in content and maturity — please use discretion when visiting any links.]

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