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[[File:Hedjet.svg|thumb|Hedjet, the white crown of Upper Egypt]]
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'''Hedjet''' (''{{lang|egy-egy|Latn|[[wikt:ḥḏt#Etymology 2|ḥḏt]]}}'' "White One") is the formal name for the white crown of [[Pharaohpharaoh|pharaonic]] [[Upper Egypt]]. After the unification of [[AncientUpper and Lower Egypt|Egypt]], it was combined with the [[deshret]], the red crown of [[Lower Egypt]], to form the [[pschent]], the double crown of Egypt. The symbol sometimes used for the hedjetwhite crown was the vulture goddess [[Nekhbet]] shown next to the head of the cobra goddess [[Wadjet]], the [[uraeus]] on the [[pschent]].<ref>Arthur Maurice Hocart, ''The Life-Giving Myth'', Routledge 2004, p.209</ref>
 
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