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Werethekau

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'She who is rich in magic' or 'Great in magic'. A name used for various goddesses, especially Aset and Sekhmet, but she is also a deity in her own right, depicted as a snake or a woman with a lioness head. She was also considered the divine nurse of the king and the protector of Egypt. From the New Kingdom onwards she was present at the coronation of the King.

No temples or cult places has been found.

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_Egyptian Serpent Power_
Weret-Hekau had her own priesthood, as reliefs and statues show.
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_Egyptian Serpent Power_
A 'voice' whispered itself into my mind's ear, “Weret-Hekau”.
Relief of the Royal Cup-Bearer Tja-wy
chief of the weeb-priests of the serpent goddess Weret-Hekau, and both guardian of Measuring grain for the granary of the goddess Weret-Hekau (figs. 2, 4).
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Nov 4, 2006 jwaw n Hr m tAwj=f rn. 9 n Ast nTrt mwt mnw wrt-HkAw heir of Horus in his Two Lands, reared.

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Ancient Egyptian Gods; Weret-hekau
Weret-hekau (Urthekau) was a lion headed goddess who was also depicted as a snake with the head of a woman.
Werethekau - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Werethekau, alts.
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In her snake form, Wadjyt is sometimes identified as Weret-hekau, "Great of Magic", As the uraeus, Wadjyt and Weret-hekau were identified with the eye of Re.
Eternal Egypt - Weret-Hekau
Weret-Hekau is one of the goddesses that was represented in the shape of a serpent.