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ACO Mask of Wadjet

A mask of Wadjet found in the Sarapeion of Karanis

Wadjet, also called the Green One, is an ancient Egyptian goddess, said to be the patron and protector of all Egypt. She was often depicted as a snake-headed woman or a woman with two snake heads. She could also appear as uraeus with the sundisk, and cobras were her sacred animals.


By the 1st century BCE during the Ptolemaic dynasty, a cult worshipping Wadjet was established in Faiyum. The cult had dedicated itself to eliminating Greek influence in the country by vandalizing Greek locations like Sarapeion in Karanis, killing Greek priests, and by using venomous snakes bred in an underground cave to create chaos and bring death among the Greek populations of Karanis and Soknopaiou Nesos. However, their actions were eventually shut down by the Medjay Bayek of Siwa in 48 BCE.[1]

Around the same time, Bayek also found a pair of short knives dedicated to the goddess.[2]




  1. Assassin's Creed: OriginsCurse of Wadjet
  2. Assassin's Creed: Origins

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