The wife of Pharaoh Akhenaten and perhaps a ruler in her own right after his death,
Nefertiti had an unusually high status during her husband's turbulent reign.
The couple's renegade practice of monotheism — they advocated the worship
of Amon-Ra the sun god (thought to be a manifestation of the Gangrel clan founder)
over all others, and seem to have outlawed their subjects' devotion to the
god of Night and Darkness (Set) — threatened Egypt's priesthood and ensured
they would have no shortage of powerful enemies.
She bore Akhenaten six daughters, two of whom may have died in a plague.
She was the stepmother of Tutankhamen. Some Egyptian scholars theorize that
around year 12 of Akhenaten's reign Nefertiti may well have become his co-regent,
and immediately after his death became a pharaoh in her own right, ruling alone
for a short time. Like Akhenaten, Nefertiti's name was erased from historical
records and her many likenesses defaced after her death, as Egypt reverted to
its former religion.