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Uraeus Definition

 
The Uraeus  Uraei or Uraeuses is the stylized, upright form of an Egyptian cobra (serpent, or snake), used as a symbol of sovereignty, royalty, deity and divine authority in ancient Egypt.

The Uraeus is a symbol for the goddess Wadjet. She was one of the earliest Egyptian deities and who often was depicted as a cobra. The center of her cult was in Per-Wadjet, later called Buto by the Greeks.

She became the patroness of the Nile Delta and the protector of all of Lower Egypt. The pharaohs wore the Uraeus as a head ornament: either with the body of Wadjet atop the head, or as a crown encircling the head; this indicated Wadjet's protection and reinforced the pharaoh's claim over the land.
Ancient Egyptian Uraeus
Ancient Egyptian Uraeus




Ancient Egyptian Uraeus

Ancient Egyptian Uraeus







Ancient Egyptian Uraeus

 
   

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Ancient Egyptian Uraeus


Ancient Egyptian Uraeus

Ancient Egyptian Uraeus

Ancient Egyptian Uraeus

Ancient Egyptian Uraeus

Ancient Egyptian Uraeus

Ancient Egyptian Uraeus

Ancient Egyptian Uraeus

Ancient Egyptian Uraeus

Ancient Egyptian Uraeus

Ancient Egyptian Uraeus

Ancient Egyptian Uraeus

Ancient Egyptian Uraeus

Ancient Egyptian Uraeus

Ancient Egyptian Uraeus

Ancient Egyptian Uraeus

Ancient Egyptian Uraeus

Ancient Egyptian Uraeus

Ancient Egyptian Uraeus

Ancient Egyptian Uraeus

Ancient Egyptian Uraeus

Ancient Egyptian Uraeus


Ancient Egyptian Uraeus


Ancient Egyptian Uraeus




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