Egypt is a mysterious land, rich in antiquities, mummies, temples, palaces and pyramids. Visitors to modern museums can only see fragments of the culture of this once majestic country. Among tourists and modern pagans, amulets with images of Egyptian symbols are especially popular. But not every buyer and even a seller thinks about the true meaning of these symbols.
The oldest and most revered Egyptian symbols are Was, Uadzhet and Ankh. They are based on even earlier fetishes from the pre-dynastic period. Other fairly ancient Egyptian symbols are the Scarab, the Winged Disc, and the Feather of Maat.
Wadget is the Eye of Horus. The right eye of this ancient Egyptian deity symbolized the sun, and the left - the moon. Only the left eye is considered a wadget, because according to legend, Horus lost him in a fight with his uncle Set. The eye, healed by the goddess Hathor (according to another version by Thoth), helped Horus resurrect his father Osiris. It symbolized will, strength, courage and harmony with the outside world. The Egyptians were very sensitive to the Eye, this symbol was worn by people from different walks of life.
Ankh, or Ankh, is an Egyptian cross with a noose, personifying endless vitality, eternal life outside of time and space. Other interpretations of the ankh are the union of Osiris and Isis, the sunrise. Thus, the Egyptian cross could have different meanings, depending on the interpretation, it could act as a symbol of family, love and fertility, it could mean health and longevity or the afterlife.
Uas is a scepter consisting of a stick, turning downwards into a fork and ending with a pommel in the form of a jackal's head. This is a traditional symbol of the gods and kings of Ancient Egypt, which has only one meaning - power.
The scarab is a sacred beetle of the ancient Egyptians. The scarab lays its eggs in manure and rolls a ball of dung from east to west until offspring are born, therefore, in Egyptian symbolism, it means the movement of the Sun in the sky, and is also a symbol of new life.
Winged Disc - according to legend, Horus assumed this image in the battle against Set. In the center is Horus himself, the wings symbolize his mother, the goddess Isis, and the snakes - Upper and Lower Egypt. This sign is a symbol of balance and balance.
Feather of Maat - the feather of an ostrich, head decoration of Maat - the goddess of wisdom and justice. In ancient Egypt, it was considered a symbol of justice, reflected in the concept of judgment in the afterlife. It was believed that when the soul of the deceased goes on trial to Osiris, the heart of the subject is placed on one bowl of the Great Libra, and on the other - the feather of Maat. If the heart outweighed, then it was devoured by the monster Amat - a hybrid of a hippopotamus, a lion and a crocodile.