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Slithery and sexy, Wadjet is the key to the deserts and Nile-y goodness of ancient Egypt. She hangs out on the Pharaoh's crown, protecting the head honcho from harm. She's one fierce lady, and if you try to get in her way, she won't take it sitting down. You can usually find her chilling with her vulture BFF, Nekhbet, or hissing up a storm in a karaoke bar.

Basic Information

NicknameEdjo, Udjo, Buto, the Eye of Re, Lady of the Devouring Flame, the uraeus (when I'm the snake on the pharaoh's crown that protects him against enemies)
Current cityButo in Lower Egypt (which is, ironically, located in the north)

Work & Education

OccupationCobra goddess; mistress of Lower Egypt; symbol of rulership
EducationI learned the slithery secrets of queenship from other snakes.


Political viewsI have supported the pharaohs since the first king, Menes, came to power.

Family & Friends (& Enemies)

ParentsI never met them. Maybe they're the cobras that live next door.
FriendsI'm rarely without Nekhbet, the goddess of vultures and a fellow protector of kings
EnemiesAnyone who would harm the pharaoh


Relationship statusSingle and slithering
Interested inSnaky fellows


Quotations"There's a snake lurking in the grass."
– Virgil

"Egypt is a large, complex, very important country."
– Hillary Clinton

"Only kings, presidents, editors, and people with tapeworms have the right to use the editorial 'we.'"
– Mark Twain

"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."
– Margaret Thatcher
BooksThe Cobra Event by Richard Preston
Also known as When Wadjet Sheds Her Skin.
The Serpent's Shadow by Rick Riordan
What's it like living in my shadow? Ask the lesser cobras of the desert.
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
Like vampires, I enjoy biting people.
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
I don't catch fire—I'm the Lady of the Devouring Flame.
All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren
The Killers by Ernest Hemingway
That's me and Nekhbet when people attack the king.
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli
The pharaoh's heir isn't under my protection… yet.
Oedipus the King by Sophocles
Pharaoh, not Oedipus, is king.
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens 
MusicYou Make Me Feel by Cobra Starship 
I make my victims feel pain when I bite them.
Union of the Snake by Duran Duran
No one can truly move their body like a snake… unless they're snakes.
Another One Bites the Dust by Queen
Whomever I choose to nibble on… they soon hit the ground.
Poison by Nicole Scherzinger
This Pussycat Doll seems to know a thing or two about venomous love.
Crazy by Patsy Cline
Doo Wop by Lauryn Hill 
Stayin' Alive by The Bee Gees 
Sound of Da Police by KRS-One
I'm the best cobra there is…even better than Sly Stallone.
Snakes on a Plane
Samuel L. Jackson and I loved hanging out together.
Land of the Pharaohs
I love going home.
The Lion King
I don't think I could bite Simba. He's too good of a hero.
I wasn't cast in this film…that stings just a bit.
With Love and Hisses
Final Flight of the Osiris
Osiris and I are old buddies and we took a quick trip here.
13 Going on 30
TV ShowsSnake Tales
This is my personal diary. They stole it!
Trickery! This program wasn't about pharaohs!
Red Eye
One Tree Hill

Activities & Interests

LikesCool shadows under rocks
The Pharaoh
ActivitiesBeing charmed
Biting enemies of the king
Paralyzing enemies with my glare or venom
Ophthalmology (study of eyes, like Re's eyes)
Desert studies
GroupsPharaohs' Health Club
Eye of Ra Photography
Sleep All Day, Rock All Night
Magic Egypt

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