Study Guide

Wadjet Sightings

Sightings

Jan 1, 1970 - Dec 21, 2019

The Pyramid Texts

Not only is Wadjet the protector of royalty, she's related to them, too! In these texts, various pharaohs call the cobra goddess their sisters; she mourns their deaths when they kick the bucket.

Dec 21, 2019 - Dec 21, 2019

Autobiography of Intef II

This Middle Kingdom pharaoh boasts that he conquered so much of Egypt, all the way through the "nome of Wadjet." This was a region of Egypt located in the north, where Wadjet liked to hang out.

Dec 20, 2019 - Dec 20, 2019

Spell 17 of The Book of the Dead

In this spell, Wadjet shows how amazing she really is. She's the "Lady of the Devouring Flame," a representative of Re who protects the good. Only the bad guys can get near her - and they're doomed anyway.

Dec 20, 2019 - Dec 20, 0099

Hieroglyphic Stele from Buto

Found at Wadjet's home in Buto, this stele comes from a deceased pilgrim who just adored our snaky lady. He gushes about all her help in helping pilgrims have babies and provide food during times of hunger.

Dec 20, 2019

Sphinx's Queen by Esther Friesner

Nefertiti comes to life—thanks, of course, to Wadjet—in this book. She pays close attention to the pharaoh's favorite gods, including Isis, Hathor, Wadjet, and her friend Nekhbet.