Buto is the Greek name for the Egyptian goddess Wadjet. She is the cobra goddess who acts as the guardian of Lower Egypt. Her twin sister, Nekhbet is the goddess of Upper Egypt. Buto represents how the Northern sky looks at dawn. She protects the dead from their enemies.
In art, Buto appears as a winged cobra, or as a cobra-headed woman wearing the crown of Lower Egypt. In human form she often holds a snake-entwined papyrus scepter in one hand.