Greek name for the cobra on the foreheads of kings and gods. The cobra was the personification of the goddess Wadjet, the protective goddess of Lower Egypt. On a mythical level the snake was associated with the Eye of Re, the Eye of Horus and the crown of Lower Egypt, among other things. Many goddesses were associated with the uraeus, including Hathor, Bastet, Sakhmet and Tefnut. The vulture goddess Nekhbet of Upper Egypt, in association with Wadjet, is sometimes also depicted as a cobra.