Shield ring (showing the Eye of Re). In Munich. Source: Wildung,
Dietrich. Sudan: Ancient Kingdoms of the Nile.
Protector of the pharaohs
This Goddess was depicted as a uraeus, and was sometimes
accompanied with a disk-shape. The Kushites believed
that the Eye of Re watched and protected the pharaoh from
enemies by spitting flames on them. Thus, to the rulers of
Kush, the Eye of Re resembled the concept of being heavenly
-protected. Part of an inscription found in a large cliff
temple at Napata reads: ".., Eye of Re, Mistress of Heaven,
queen of gods, residing in Napata;"1
This Goddess also resembled the pharaohs realm of political
control. For example, Kushite pharaohs adorned their crowns
with double uraeus motifs, so that one uraeus recognized their
rule over Sudan and the other recognized their rule over Egypt.
(The Kushites believed that the land of Egypt to be part
of Sudan; hence, rejecting the notion of an independent Egypt).