Suez Canal. Words from Egypt. Luxury – from city of Luxor . Modern Egypt. Muslim. Hieroglyphic Alphabet. Egyptian Symbols. Anhk Symbol of eternal life. Believed to unlock the mysteries of heaven and earth. Hence, why it is often referred to as, 'The Key of Life'. Eye of Horus.
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Believed to unlock the mysteries of heaven and earth. Hence, why it is often referred to as, 'The Key of Life'.
Called the dung beetle because of its practice of rolling a ball of dung across the ground. The Egyptians observed this behavior and equated it with the ball of the sun being rolled across the sky. They confused this balled food source with the egg sack that the female dung beetle laid and buried in the sand. When the eggs hatched the dung beetles would seem to appear from nowhere, making it a symbol of spontaneous creation. In this role it was associated with the sunrise. Khepri was the scarab headed god.
Sign of Resurrection The scarab was a favourite charm / amulet becoming associated with renewal and regeneration. It personified the god, Khepri, a sun god associated with resurrection. From the middle kingdom, they was often used by pharaoh as a royal seal and would also be produced to celebrate certain events during his reign.
In the form of a knotted rope it was used to enclose the royal name of the pharaoh. As with the Shen hieroglyph (see below), the cartouche signified the concept of encircling protection. The cartouche may also have symbolised the universe being circled by the sun.