kidzsearch.com > wiki   Explore:web images videos games  

Wadj-wer




KidzSearch Safe Wikipedia for Kids.
Jump to: navigation, search

Wadj-wer (meaning "Great Blue-Green") is an Egyptian god of fertility. Wadj-wer is sometimes shown as being part male and part female. He is seen as the personification of the Mediterranean Sea or some of the big lakes in the Nile Delta. He is often shown holding a ankh and a loaf. He is also shown to be pregnant, and he symbolizes the richness of the waters of the Nile delta.

References

  • Encyclopedia of Gods, Kyle Cathie Limited, 2002
  • James P. Allen (2010). Middle Egyptian: An introduction to the language and culture of hieroglyphics (2nd ed., revised). New York: Cambridge.