From a French book illustrating the relation of Egyptian deities to Greco-Roman deities, written in the 1820s.
Entitled “Bouto, nourrice des Dieux.”
Buto was a city in Lower Egypt (in the Nile delta), and was originally two separate and ancient cities, Pe and Dep. The cities united under Egyptian rule, and was renamed Per-Wadjet (after the patron goddess of Dep, adopted as the protector of Lower Egypt, and after the Unification, both Upper and Lower Egypt). The name “Buto” comes from the Greek name for the city during Ptolemaic Egypt.
Buto/Wadjet was known as “The Green One”, and was typically depicted as a snake, or snake-headed woman. She was the protector of kings and women in childbirth, the goddess of the land, and was closely associated with the lion-headed mother goddess Bast. Her position as patron and protector of the Pharaoh and lands of Egypt eventually led her to become identified as the more powerful goddess Mut.
….it might just be me, but no matter how supernatural a deity is, breastfeeding crocodiles seems PAINFUL.