River God Characters

Wilbur Smith
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Taita

Taita is the narrator of the story. He is an Egyptian slave owned by a wealthy family of noble status. Taita came to live in Lord Intef's home when he was just a boy. In addition to his servant status Taita was forced into sexual submission at the hands of his slave-master. Taita accepted his lot in life although he maintained what he considered a natural attraction towards women. When Taita was sixteen years old Intef learned that he was secretly dating a young girl who was also a slave. In a fit of jealousy and to enforce his authority, Intef ordered that the girl be tortured and killed while Taita watched, and then Intef ordered his torturer to castrate Taita, making him an eunuch. Taita was embarrassed by his mutilated body. He never touched a woman again although he yearned to do so.

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