|Egypt / Lower
|Minor god of primordial creation. Specifically he is the blue lotus blossom of RE. Nefertum was worshiped in the Nile delta as the son of the cobra goddess WADJET. At Memphis he is the son of the goddess SAKHMET, while elsewhere in Lower Egypt his mother is considered to be the goddess BASTET. Also Nephthemis (Greek)....
|Goddess of royal authority. Wadjet takes the form of a fire-breathing cobra and, as the uraeus symbol worn on the headdress of the ruler, she epitomizes the power of sovereignty. She is a goddess of Lower Egypt equating to NEKHBET in Upper Egypt, with her main cult center at Buto (Tell el-Farain) in the Nile delta. She forms an integral part of the symbolism of the Sun god RE, coiling around the Sun disc to symbolize Re's powers of destruction. According to mythology, she created the papyrus swamps of the delta. She is described as a wet nurse to the god HORUS and is the mother of the god of the primeval lotus blossom, NEFERTUM....