Hippo - Taweret goddes
In the Book of the Dead Taweret, the 'Lady of Magical Protection', was seen as a goddess who guided the dead into the
afterlife to help with the rebirth of the souls.
Taweret was believed to be protective of children. She was often shown holding the "sa" hieroglyph of protection
or the ankh hieroglyph of life. She was thought to assist women in labour and scare off demons that might harm the mother
or child.Egyptians also saw hippo as symbols of rebirth and rejuvenation.
|Udjat eye, Wedjat Eye amulet pendant made of faience
The Eye of Horus /Udjat/
Horus was the falcon-headed solar and sky god from ancient Egypt. He is associated with vitality, health and regeneration.
Horus was the son of Osiris and Isis. His right eye was white, and represented the sun, and his left eye was black, and represented
the moon.It was a symbol of the power of the God of light, and therefore a popular amulet for protection. On presenting his
eye to Osiris, Osiris experienced rebirth.The eye also symbolizes our ability to see with clarity and truthfulness.
The Djed Pillar is the oldest symbol and was of great religious significance to the ancient Egyptians. It is the symbol
of backbone and body in general. The Djed is represented on two ivory pieces found at Helwan dating to the first dynasty,
evidence that the use of this symbol is at least that old.In these early times it is said that Osiris was probably represented
by the Djed alone, and that he had no other form. Alan Gardiner describes the Djed as a column imitating a bundle of stalks
tied together and ascribes to it the meaning 'be stable' and 'enduring'. Other possible interpretations are that it represents
the four supports of the sky combined as one pillar.
The four sons of Horus
who assist the deceased during their journey to the underworld. They protect to canopic jars
Qebehsenuef is one of the Sons of Horus. The head of this falcon-god was portrayed on the lid of those canopic jars where
the viscera of the lower body where kept after mummification.
Guardian of the West
Protected by the goddess Selket