Egyptian Amulets are magic objects which are carried on the person. The Egyptian words that refer to these objects are "sa"
and "mkt" which are used for protective objects alone and "wedjet" which is used to refer to talisman
The first amulets of Ancient Egypt date to about 4000 BCE and are found among burial goods in graves. The most common
type found from this time period is a female hippopotomi.
Hippo Goddess - Taweret: the 'Lady of Magical Protection'in the Book of the Dead was seen as a goddess who guided the dead
into the afterlife. She was thought to assist women in labour and scare off demons that might harm the mother or child.
The Flower of Life
The oldest known example is in Egypt
In the Temple of Osiris at Abydos. Egypt contains the oldest known examples of the Flower of Life. Some suggest they are
over 6,000 years old, and may date back to as long ago as 10,500 B.C. or earlier. Possibly five Flower of Life patterns can
be seen on one of the granite columns of the Osirion. Some are very faint and hard to distinguish.
They have not been carved into the granite being drawn in red ochre with careful precision. It has been said that the
Flower of Life may possibly represent the Eye of Horus, a sacred symbol which pertains to the authority of the pharaoh.