This page lists all the various symbols in the Egyptian Hieroglyphs category.
The formal writing system used by the ancient Egyptians that contained a combination of logographic and alphabetic is called hieroglyphics. They began to develop this system around 3000 BC.The first hieroglyphs were used on buildings and tombs as a symbol of the sarcophagus of Tutankhamun. Ancient Egyptian writing uses more than 2,000 hieroglyphic characters.
Each hieroglyph represents a common object in ancient Egypt. Hieroglyphs included a series of words in the image. This could be the sound of the object or they could represent an idea associated with the object. The system consisted of several hundred words and was complex and time consuming.Visually hieroglyphs are all more or less figurative: they represent real or illusion elements, sometimes stylized and simplified, but all generally perfectly recognizable in form. However, the same sign can, according to context, be interpreted in various ways: as an ideogram as a logogram or as a phonogram.
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The crocodile is one of nature’s premier predators; at home on land and in the water, crocodiles can remain motionless for hours while targeting prey, and their bite strength can reach over 3000 pounds of force per square inch. For these and other reasons, crocodiles have acquired a great deal of symbolism over the millennia.
In certain parts of the world, the jackal often carries negative meaning, and some would argue that even the word “jackal” sounds harsh to the ears. This, however, is not the complete picture, and here we’ll examine some of these symbolic meanings and pinpoint specific aspects of the animal’s nature that has led humanity to classify jackals the way they have.
In terms of symbolic importance, the lotus has achieved a status that has seldom been equaled by any flower. Its beauty, perfume and central place in many belief systems has made it a true monarch of the botanical world. It would be highly difficult to enumerate all the symbolic meanings of the lotus, so this article will provide a basic overview along with a few specific examples of cultures where the flower holds special significance.
It's probably not an exaggeration to say that snakes are the most symbolically charged members of the entire animal kingdom. From one end of the world to the other, snakes have occupied the entire spectrum between reverence and hatred. What is particularly notable about snakes- although not unique by any means- is that they can be both admired and feared in the same culture without one symbolic facet canceling out the other. Whether they're seen as the embodiment of evil or as the suppository of ultimate wisdom, the cultural importance of these creatures cannot be overstated.
The Uraeus (/jʊˈriəs/; plural Uraei or Uraeuses; from the Greek οὐραῖος, ouraīos, "on its tail"; from Egyptian jʿr.t (iaret), "rearing cobra") is the stylized, upright form of an Egyptian cobra (asp, serpent, or snake), used as a symbol of sovereignty, royalty, deity, and divine authority in ancient Egypt.