The Nekhbet is a Rare Game enemy found in the Dalmasca Estersand in Final Fantasy XII. It looks like a regular Cockatrice, but it is unwise to attack it early on, as it is a lot tougher than the regular Cockatrices. It is also fought in the International Zodiac Job System Trial Mode at stage 5 along with a Werewolf and four Cockatrices.
Bestiary entry Edit
Cockatrice that grows many times faster than common stock. This strain, as yet unrecorded in the Camp annals, is hunted in the Dalmasca Estersand.
At least one Cockatrice must be killed for it to spawn (20% chance). Nekhbet may spawn in one of three locations in the Sand-swept Naze: the westernmost point, the central area, or the eastern area close to the Murmuring Defile section on the world map.
Nekhbet was an early, pre-dynastic, local goddess who was the patron of the city of Nekheb, her name meaning "of Nekheb". She was seen as a goddess who had chosen to adopt the city, and consequently depicted as a vulture, a creature that the Egyptians thought only existed as females, having to adopt children. The priestesses of Nekhbet were called muu (mothers), and wore robes of vulture feathers.In Egyptian mythology,