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Wadjet by GENZOMAN Wadjet by GENZOMAN

Hi there guys! this is a image I´ve done as a cover for Caleuche magazine issue 26 here on Chile. This is an alternative version, the final one to be published is this one here (DOWNLOAD HERE! [link]) with the a character Carla added created by my friend :iconfytomanga:

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In Egyptian mythology, Wadjet, or the Green One (Egyptian w3ḏyt; also spelled Wadjit, Wedjet, Uadjet or Ua Zit and in Greek, Udjo, Uto, Edjo, and Buto among other names), was originally the ancient local goddess of the city of Dep, which became part of the city that the Egyptians named Per-Wadjet, House of Wadjet, and the Greeks called Buto, a city that was an important site in the Predynastic era of Ancient Egypt and the cultural developments of the Paleolithic. She was said to be the patron and protector of Lower Egypt and upon unification with Upper Egypt, the joint protector and patron of all of Egypt with the "goddess" of Upper Egypt. The image of Wadjet with the sun disk is called the uraeus, and it was the emblem on the crown of the rulers of Lower Egypt. She was also the protector of women in childbirth and kings.

As the patron goddess, she was associated with the land and depicted as a snake-headed woman or a snake—usually an Egyptian cobra, a poisonous snake common to the region; sometimes she was depicted as a woman with two snake heads and, at other times, a snake with a woman's head. Her oracle was in the renowned temple in Per-Wadjet that was dedicated to her worship and gave the city its name. This oracle may have been the source for the oracular tradition that spread to Greece from Egypt.

The Going Forth of Wadjet was celebrated on December 25 with chants and songs. An annual festival held in the city celebrated Wadjet on April 21. Other important dates for special worship of her were June 21, the Summer Solstice, and March 14. She also was assigned the fifth hour of the fifth day of the moon.
Two images of Wadjet appear on this carved wall in the Hatshepsut Temple at Luxor

Wadjet was closely associated in the Egyptian pantheon with Bast, the fierce goddess depicted as a lioness warrior and protector, as the sun goddess whose eye later became the eye of Horus, the eye of Ra, and as the Lady of Flame. The hieroglyph for her eye is shown below; sometimes two are shown in the sky of religious images. Per-Wadjet also contained a sanctuary of Horus, the child of the sun deity who would be interpreted to represent the pharaoh. Much later, Wadjet became associated with Isis as well as with many other deities.

In the relief shown to the right, which is on the wall of the Hatshepsut Temple at Luxor, there are two images of Wadjet: one of her as the uraeus sun disk with her head through an ankh and another where she precedes a Horus hawk wearing the double crown of united Egypt, representing the pharaoh whom she protects.

Wadjet figured prominently in the coronation ceremony and in the underworld, where she endowed justice and truth and destroyed the enemies of the deceased. Wadjet was the goddess of the fifth hour of the fifth day of the moon.

Uadjet's sister was Nekhebet, and together the two were known as the Nebti. They appeared together in art to represent the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt, In art, Wadjet often appeared with her sister Nekhmet, together guarding the Eye of Ra. Nekhmet, as a vulture, wore the white crown of Upper Egypt while Wadjet, as a cobra, wore the red crown of Lower Egypt.As her sister Nekhebet was the motherly protectress of the Pharoah, so Wadjet was his aggressive defender. When Isis was hiding in the swamps with her baby Horus, Wadjet came to help her protect him.

Wadjet's name was written using the symbol of a cobra. Sometimes the cobra would be sitting on the symbol of a basket.

When depicted by herself, Wadjet usually appeared as a cobra, sometimes winged and crowned, and sometimes as a snake with the face of a woman. She was the Uraeus (cobra-shaped symbol of sovereignty) that appeared on the headdresses of the Egyptian Pharaohs and deities.
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xXCamper61Xx Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Student General Artist
Can take to my House for some " Fun Time"
Kleigen Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
Epica interpretación de esta diosa. Gran trabajo. Su cara demuestra algo de sarcasmo o arrogancia. De todas formas, gran trabajo, como siempre, Genzo
SydneyRocks Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
that is an epic Wadjet:nod: :clap:
SuddenlyDeath Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my Godness O_____O this character is awesome, i love egyptian and i love details yeah :) i can only say wow
Krysnha Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Another masterpiece your works should be in a gallery in a museum thanks a million for this work
Catbratdebi Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
I love Ancient Egypt and Wadjet is one of my all time favorite Goddesses. I read once that it was believed that if anyone approached the Pharaoh with evil intent that Wadjet would come to life and strike down that person. Then Nekhebet would come to life and eat them, causing the spirit to wander forever and never reach paradise.

Thank you for doing such a great job :)
CJRiswhoIis Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
This is very cool, love the detail and coloring in this :) :D
dluoc115 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I like the artwork
Knightreaver Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
Great work. But resembles Amunet more then Wadjet. But I do love it. :)
kristikeivi Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
Can you please draw more of egyptian mythology :please:
Alraune-Oblongata Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
You should make a picture of Nekhbet. My favourite goddess, as you can see at my avatar.
DarkVoid700 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
In Age of mithology,wadjet is a snake ! how?
TheButterflyGirl Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
Amazing goddess in Eygptian mythology.^^
FireGoddess1997 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm suprised someone else actually knows about Egyptian mythology. You are truly a wise one.
pisiupo Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
Heroesinthedark Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Hi. You should join my lovecraft charity sketch anthology! Here's the charity website. There is a link called conthulhu sketchbook under the fundraiser link.
The book is going to have a ton of comic artists, pro and am.
IconOfSin24148 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
Loving it!

The expression on her face, holy!
saishadow Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
awsome story and drawing
GokuMartin Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
I'm calling it: Evelyn Carnahan-O'Connell is the human avatar of Wadjet.
Tsuki222 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
BloodElf300 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Amazing work! ;)
DarkerEve Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
Asombroso como siempre :D
alucard2245 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
where is ty lee
Jess-Chan Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! Love Egyptian mythology.
Inugrievous Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
Muy impresionante !!!!
AbyssKing1 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
Very Awesome!
mlsterben Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
That's the least aerodynamic jet I've ever seen!

SP85 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011   Digital Artist
beautiful work :heart:
Neftimoon Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
RyujinOrientalis666 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
Love Mythology so this artwork is right up my alley to love. I love all types of mythology including Greek, Egyptian, Norse, Persian, Native American, and Oriental myths. Absolutely love it.
spikefoot Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i think Egyptian girls are hawt :batman:
headless567 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
The wings and the staff is pretty amazingly detailed.
Estonius Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
Extremely cool Egyptian-themed drawing!
WheelJackson Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011   General Artist
She is simply amazing. :D
waterpixies97 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
like it!!! i mean.. WOOWWW.. btw that wiki helps understand the character ..
anotherfirename Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Now that is an epic rendition of Wadjet. I love those wings and that bad-ass staff. Plus that awesome background is just the icing on the cake. :D
Kastoway Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Your amazing!!! Everything is perfect!!!!!! Theres no words to describe how amazing this is
Shadowulf1 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You certainly put a pleasant twist on mythology.

You know about, right? I think you'd find EXCELLENT inspiration there. :)
deiby-ybied Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
muy buen trabajo...
RecursiveRhetoric Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
I love her cocky expression.
Okina-SilentEcho Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
Love it!
SpittingLlama Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing~! :icondererplz:
DeadCobra Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
freakingfabulous Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
Very nice^^
Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
Your Fantastic art work ... is selected to get in...Action-Portraits...:)
If you agree...!!!
OAGM Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
spikefoot Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like her. shes cute. :P
artist-bent Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
WOW great coloring <: her expression is very nice done too <3
DigitalPhantomCat Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
Very dynamic.

I notice you draw weapons and clothing very well (and women, obviously).
BlackPanda23 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Your art always impresses me and always makes me think it should be MTG cards. Another stunning piece.
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