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Answer : ASP
The Egyptian cobra (Naja haje) is a venomous snake also known as the Asp is one of the largest cobra species found in the African continent second only to the forest cobra (Naja melanoleuca). The species is also known by other common names like African banded cobra, banded cobra, brown cobra or Arabian cobra.
Its other common name is Cleopatra’s asp. Due to the legend that states that Cleopatra committed suicide by being bitten by an Egyptian cobra. She probably chose this snake for its quick-acting venom.
The ancient Egyptians worshiped the Egyptian Cobra or Asp and it represented the “fiery eye of Re”, so it was used as a symbol on the crown of the pharaohs.