Thursday, July 30, 2015

Wadjet

Image from Ancient Egyptian Gods

The worship of the cobra goddess Wadjet (aka Uto, Buto, Edjo) began in the predynastic period of Ancient Egypt. "The green one" came to personify Lower Egypt, as her crown shows. Wadjet was often seen with her Upper Egyptian sister Nekhbet, who watched over royal children, and later over children in general, as well as pregnant women. These "Two Ladies" represented a unified kingdom. Later they were combined into a single deity.

The Pyramid Text suggests that the first papyrus plant and swamp were created by Wadjet. The papyrus reed was the heraldic plant of Lower Egypt.

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