Wadjet was an ancient Egyptian goddess who was symbolized by the cobra. She was the patroness of Lower Egypt and was the protector of the king. In ancient Egyptian art, Wadjet was often depicted as a cobra with its hood flared, ready to strike. This symbol came to represent protection and power, and was believed to ward off evil and bring about good luck.
Wadjet was often shown as a rearing cobra, ready to protect the pharaoh and strike down any enemies. Additionally, Wadjet was associated with resurrection and immortality, and was sometimes depicted as a cobra with vulture’s wings. The symbol of Wadjet was also used to represent the goddess’s role in the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt, as she was often shown with the sun disk that had the rearing cobra.