Lucky Symbols of Ancient Egypt which are still used!


Egypt is amongst the greatest civilisation of the ancient world. And you will be amazed to know that few of the ancient practices to bring good luck and success are still used in this modern civilised society.

So, let’s find out what are those symbols and practices-

Bast-

Bast is portrayed as a black cat. According to ancient Egyptian mythology, Bast was used to countering evil forces. It was believed that it would protect the house and family from all the evil and negative energies. In the present day, Bast is used for protection as well as a symbol of good luck.

 

Eye of Horus-

Ancient Egyptian used eye of Horus to stay safe from the evil eye. As per the mythology, Horus was the child of Orisis and Isis. A triangle represents the whole family, i.e. mother, father and son. The triangle is also believed to represent the universe. In the present era, an eye of Horus is used as the symbol of good luck.

 

Sphinx-

A Sphinx is an imaginary creature whose whole body resembles that of a lion with a human head. As per ancient Greek and Egyptian mythology, the Sphinx was believed to protect people from all the evil. You can easily see statues of sphinx sculpted in front of Egyptian temples. Sphinxes also symbolize king and god.

 

Ankh-

Ankh is a hieroglyph character which meant life. A hieroglyph is a character of the ancient Egyptian writing system. The ankh is a fascinating hybrid symbol of nearly two universal symbols. Ankh became a crucifix symbol in the Coptic Church during the eclipse of Egyptian era by the Christian in the middle-east. It represented the hope of future life and resurrection.

Later it became famous as Egyptian Cross and key of life. It is believed that this key-shaped thing can unlock the gate of deaths.

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Lucky Symbols of Ancient Egypt which are still used!