Ancient Egyptian Mythology

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Egyptian Snake Goddess

Also known as Buto, Edjo, Uadjet, Uadjit, Udjo, Uto, Wadjyt

Picture of the Egyptian Snake Goddess Wadjet from our Egyptian mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Extremely striking Snake Goddess

When we say striking we mean it. She is a deity in the form of a giant cobra.

Snake deities can either be nice or nasty. Actually this one is both. Mostly she is a beneficial protection deity who once looked after the infant Horus in the swamps as he was hidden from his uncle Set.

Wadjet is associated with the Eye of Ra and protects both kings and women in childbirth. She also formed an alliance with Nekhbet when they were known as the Nephthysti Formidable.

But she can also be a spiteful spitter. She has her own coiled snake which is trained to spit poison at whomsoever she directs. This may be good or bad for you – she can protect you from enemies – or the enemy might be you. Do not put your boots on until you have checked inside them.

Wadjet Facts and Figures

Name: Wadjet
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Buto, Edjo, Uadjet, Uadjit, Udjo, Uto, Wadjyt

Gender: Female
Type: Goddess
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Snakes
Area of expertise: Snakes

Good/Evil Rating: NEUTRAL, may not care
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Article last revised on November 12, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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