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Penthesilea

Gender:

Female

Hair Color:

Reddish-blond

Eye Color:

Hazel

Birthday:

April 1902

Hometown:

Chicago, Illinois

Occupation(s):

Relationship Status:

Unknown

Interests:

Literature

  • Hiking
  • Vintage jewelry

Education:

Chicago House of Night (presumably)

Status:

Alive

First Appearance:

Marked

Last Appearance:

Revealed

Professor Penthesilea took the name of the famous vampyre Amazon queen Penthesilea when she was Marked in the early 1920s. She prefers that students call her Professor P. and the written word is her first love. She teaches subjects ranging from classic literature to current bestsellers and popular fiction. She enjoys reading, hiking, and collects vintage jewelry. She has many memories of the Titanic, because, like Neferet, she was living in Chicago at that time.

Appearance

Her tattoo is a series of thin, pretty Celtic knots that trace their way down her face and around her cheekbones. She has reddish-blond hair and hazel eyes.

Books

Marked

Prof P appears when Zoey is in her literature class and says that she was living in Chicago when the Titanic sank.  In that same class, she berates Elliot for his poor attitude and work ethic. She is next seen at the Full Moon Ritual, where she was one of the four women used in the lighting of the elemental candles (as seen when she brings around one of the goblets to drink from, and only the women in the ritual had goblets), implying she has at least a slight affinity for one of the four elements. The next time she is seen, she is again teaching. In that class, Elliot rejects the Change and begins to die. She shows a more gentle side, as she is seen comforting him before Neferet and Dragon can get there. 

Hunted

Prof P appears when Zoey is taking her lit class after coming back to the House of Night.  Like everyone else, including the professors, have become  "pod perople" as Shaunee and Erin have both pointed out.  Zoey notices that Prof. P is no longer the great literature teacher and is now giving out grammar worksheets.