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The ancient Egypt symbols and concrete pictures were some of the means the Egyptians used to be able to understand and describe their universe.

As many other nations the Egyptians found the animal kingdom full of suitable tools to give life to their thoughts; through the being of animals you could describe features and qualities that were otherwise hard to put to word.

Egyptian symbols and meanings

Egyptian symbols and meanings


The goddess Sakhmet, who was the goddess of war and destruction, was represented with a lions head to symbolize her savagery. In the world of ancient Egyptian symbols the lion could be an expression of the physical- and majestic power of the king, for instance the ancient Egypt sphinx, who has a lion’s body and a human head.

The lion, the cow, the ram, the falcon, the snake and the crocodile were some of the most important mind-categories used from the animal kingdom in the use of ancient Egypt symbols.

The buds of the lotus flower were a symbol of the renewal of life. It was a central thought with ancient symbols use that life was constantly renewed. Like people renew themselves in their sleep every night, the life giving sun daily sets into the underworld and renew itself in the primitive darkness from which everything arose.

The renewal is completed with the rising of the sun. In ancient Egyptian art the scarab is also often seen rolling the sun in front of it, and with or without the sun the scarab is a symbol of the rising sun.

A large amount of ancient Egypt symbols are also connected with the human body. The land of Egypt was called the Eye of Ra meaning the eye of the sun or the sun god. As an amulet the Eye protected the carrier against dangers.


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Egyptian symbols and meanings



Egyptian symbols and meanings

Egyptian symbols and meanings

Egyptian symbols and meanings


Egyptian symbols and meanings

 

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