The Ankh

The Ankh

The Ankh, also known as key of life, the key of the Nile or crux ansata (Latin meaning "cross with a handle"), was the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic character that read "life", a triliteral sign for the consonants -n- . It represents the concept of eternal life, which is the general meaning of the symbol. The Egyptian gods are often portrayed carrying it by its loop, or bearing one in each hand, arms crossed over their chest.

The Ankh, also known as key of life, the key of the Nile or crux ansata (Latin meaning "cross with a handle"), was the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic character that read "life", a triliteral sign for the consonants -n- . It represents the concept of eternal life, which is the general meaning of the symbol. The Egyptian gods are often portrayed carrying it by its loop, or bearing one in each hand, arms crossed over their chest.

The face of the goddess Hathor, with cow ears. A fragment of a capital from a column. 3rd century BC, Ptolemaic. Louvre Museum.

The face of the goddess Hathor, with cow ears. A fragment of a capital from a column. 3rd century BC, Ptolemaic. Louvre Museum.

Shabti of Seti I 19th Dynasty, New Kingdom This shabti was one of hundreds made for the pharaoh Seti I, the father of Ramesses II. Shabtis were placed in a tomb so the owner’s spirit would not have to...

Shabti of Seti I 19th Dynasty, New Kingdom This shabti was one of hundreds made for the pharaoh Seti I, the father of Ramesses II. Shabtis were placed in a tomb so the owner’s spirit would not have to...

Andre tal; 10, 22, 24, 28: Et andet væsentligt tal i den egyptiske gudeverden er titallet. Det er tidsmæssige og rummæssige symboler. Desuden skal tolvtallet nævnes, for det er opstået af en kombination af triaden og kvadratet (3x4), som repræsenterer kræfter i cyklisk manifestation. Ti og tolv skaber tallet toogtyve − et tal, der spiller en vigtig rolle i den kosmologiske struktur i det gamle Egypten. Toogtyve kommer kunstnerisk og arkitektonisk til udtryk en række hellige steder. De…

Andre tal; 10, 22, 24, 28: Et andet væsentligt tal i den egyptiske gudeverden er titallet. Det er tidsmæssige og rummæssige symboler. Desuden skal tolvtallet nævnes, for det er opstået af en kombination af triaden og kvadratet (3x4), som repræsenterer kræfter i cyklisk manifestation. Ti og tolv skaber tallet toogtyve − et tal, der spiller en vigtig rolle i den kosmologiske struktur i det gamle Egypten. Toogtyve kommer kunstnerisk og arkitektonisk til udtryk en række hellige steder. De…

Ra (at center) travels through the underworld in his barque, accompanied by other gods[47]

Ra (at center) travels through the underworld in his barque, accompanied by other gods[47]

Mesopotamian Tree of Life. In Babylonian mythology, the Tree of Life was a magical tree that grew in the center of paradise

Mesopotamian Tree of Life. In Babylonian mythology, the Tree of Life was a magical tree that grew in the center of paradise

all seeing eye art - Google Search

all seeing eye art - Google Search

New blog post by guest writer Jonathan Green The Power of gods & goddesses http://www.koolforlife.com/kool-blog/gods-jg

New blog post by guest writer Jonathan Green The Power of gods & goddesses http://www.koolforlife.com/kool-blog/gods-jg

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