Ancient Egyptian Mythology

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Egyptian information

Picture of the Egyptian information Ankh from our Egyptian mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

The ever-popular Egyptian symbol of life

This is the logo brandished by so many Gods and not a few people with New Age tendencies. It represents not only existence but life’s energy, fulfillment and progress — both here and in the afterlife. In other words it’s not so much the symbol of life as the symbol of living.

The Ankh’s origins are shrouded in secrecy and mummified in mystery. Some authorities believe it represents the strap of an Egyptian sandal — for ‘get up and go’ energy. It may be a symbolic knot, a key, a human figure, or a representation of the sun’s progress across the sky. There are also sexual connotations, but we try to avoid fetishism.

Perhaps the true answer is that it means whatever you want it to mean. And that could explain why the Ankh is as popular today as it was thousands of years ago.

Ankh Facts and Figures

Name: Ankh
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Sorry, we don't know
Type: information
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 3262

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Article last revised on August 21, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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