Enjoy the watchful sacred cobra of Egypt in this eye-catching...
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Enjoy the watchful sacred cobra of Egypt in this eye-catching 3D screensaver. The sacred Egyptian cobra was the protector of the Egyptian god Ra, and was worn in symbolic form as the Uraeus on the double crown of the Pharaohs.
The Uraeus originated from the goddess Wadjet, who was seen as a cobra. She became the patron of the Delta, Lower Egypt, and so was worn by the Pharaohs as part of the double crown.
It was believed that the Uraeus protected the Pharaohs by spitting fire on their enemies. The Uraeus was also used for jewelery, and in amulets, and is an important hieroglyphic symbol.