Basic Information

Type/Species: Wurm
Origin: Egyptian Mythology

About Uraeus

Coiled around the solar disc of the sun god Ra, Uraeus protected him from enemies. Some sources identify this serpent as the protector of the goddess Hathor instead. [1]

The serpent's primary form of protection came as spitting poison, which could kill on inhalation or blind on contact with the eyes. [1]

Uraeus is a symbol of the potent protection afforded to the gods. [1]

Physical Description

Uraeus was depicted most commonly as a cobra. [1]


  1. Rose [Dragons] 377

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