In Egypt uraeus is a symbol of kingship.It is often represented with wings or limbs as a human figure.According to one Pyramid Text it is a “flame” swallows the enemies of the king. According to the story of Re, the first uraeus was created by the goddess Isis who formed it from the dust of the earth and the spittle of the sun-god. The uraeus was the instrument with which Isis gained the throne of Egypt for her husband Osiris.The Uraeus is a symbol for the goddess Wadjet, who was one of the earliest Egyptian deities and who often was depicted as a cobra

The uraeus was a symbol for various things from early times including: the sun, Lower Egypt, the king and a number of deities.The cobra was also called the “fiery eye” of Re and two uraei were sometimes depicted on either side of the solar disk.

A gilded wooded cobra called netjer-ankh (“living god”) was found in the tomb of Tutankhamon as shown beside

.The king is portrayed wearing the royal nemes head cloth, the royal beard and the double crown, symbolizing his rule over Upper and Lower Egypt. The royal uraeus on his forehead protects him against all evil.

Uraeus is a symbol of transformation and evolution.. The snake finds its place in the human body in the spine. The spine is most important as a nervous center but as a carrier of spiritual energy too, called .

The human genetic experiment links with snake symbology, DNA, Sumerian gods  and forsome a feeling of connection with an alien race, reptilian or other.

Scarab, private, winged uraeus

Period:New KingdomDynasty:Dynasty 18Date:ca. 1550–1295 B.C.Geography:EgyptMedium:Glazed steatiteDimensions:L. 1.3 cmCredit Line:Purchase, Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1926


The cobra was a symbol of upper Egypt – the Pharaoh – a sign of new life and resurrection.The cobra was almost always portrayed rearing up and with its hood dilated. The Greek word uraeus is typically used to describe the cobra in this pose. The word may have its origins from the Egyptian words which meantshe who rears up. The species of cobra represented as the uraeus is the

 Naja haje.


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