Egyptian Symbols


The Egyptian Culture remains intact, always enigmatic, magical and mysterious. Over the centuries it has not been able to erase the meaning of the Egyptian symbols, still in force in the New Age, and which continually continue to fascinate us.

Many people take Egyptian symbols as a philosophy of life and a way to perpetuate the essence of their wisdom, as they are increasingly lovers of this symbolism who choose to tattoo them on their skin.

There is an innumerable number of Egyptian symbols that have transcended through time, and each has a particular meaning. But we usually get them represented together in the great majority of hieroglyphs, as a way of enhancing their power.

Most Recognized Egyptian Symbols

The Egyptian symbols that have gained more meaning throughout history, and which remain intact after years of the fall of this Empire, are the Cross Ansada or Ankh, the Beetle, the Osiris God and the Udyat or Eye of Horus.

Ankh, Egyptian Symbol
  • The¬†Ankh, related to life after death, who carried it could be immortal. It is the most characteristic symbol of all, it symbolizes eternal life and considered it the key of Life because it could give entrance to the world of the Dead. The Gods are seen in the graphic representations of the time, holding one Ankle Cross on the lips of another to give it a necessary ‘breath of life’ in the other world.

    Beetle, Egyptian Symbol
  • The Beetle appears in much of Egyptian culture, on the walls of the tombs of the Pharaohs, in paintings and engravings, and in valuable jewels that were then glittering. Its meaning is also related to the resurrection and the meaning of life, which is why they carried it as a protective amulet for the body beyond death.

  • Osiris is the Egyptian God of Resurrection but also considered as God of Agriculture and symbol of fertility and foliage. It is one of the ideograms best known for representing the triumph of life over death, the continuity of life and the rebirth of man.

Lovers of the Gods and the Egyptian civilization recognize it as the most important God of that culture because they believe that it continues in force thanks to the power of Osiris. In his representation, he is usually mummified, with black or green skin and surrounded and dressed with attributes of Royalty. He is often accompanied by Isis, the Egyptian Goddess of Motherhood and Mother of all Gods.

According to Egyptian wisdom, Horus was the son of Osiris and Isis, although many scholars have not been able to prove it. In any case, Horus had a superior power than the other Gods, because of his hawk eye that did not escape anything. The Udyat or Eye of Horus symbolizes the all-seeing eye of justice, observing and seeking the correct execution of laws.

Other Egyptian symbols

The Egyptian culture is still very present. There are symbols that remind us constantly. The famous Pyramids of Giza and other not so popular but well-known symbols, such as the scepters of the Pharaohs, the Nemes or cloth headdress with which every fan was ever disguised, the obelisks representing the elevation to heaven and there are in all parts of the world, and cats! The sacred animal for the Egyptians, they were treated like Gods, and at present, it continues that tradition.



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