Egyptian Talismans and Amulets - The Frog Amulet
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Facts about the Ancient Egyptian Frog Talisman
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Ancient Egypt - The Frog Amulet Fact Sheet
The Frog was worn as a protective talisman by both the living and the deceased.
Meaning of the Frog: To the ancient Egyptians the Frog symbolized mortal life, rebirth and resurrection.
The Frog amulet was made of a variety of materials including gold, copper, different colored stone, steatite and glazed colored faience glass, especially in green or turquoise.
The frog amulet was worn for its magical powers against sickness, pain and suffering. It was also given to extend good wishes for the recovery from disease and as a talisman for a long life.
Heket, or Heqet, was the ancient Egyptian Frog-headed Goddess of childbirth. Egyptian women looked to her for protection during childbirth and wore amulets with her image. She was depicted in paintings and statues in human form with the head of a frog.
Heket was the wife of Khnum the god of procreation (reproduction) who moulded the child and its ka (soul) within the womb, giving it the breath of life and then maintaining the health of the infant child after birth.
Khnum was also a powerful protector of the Dead and the god of rebirth and resurrection. As the wife of Khnum Heket was also associated with resurrection. The frog amulet, when laid upon a mummy, was believed to contain the powers of Heket.
The frog amulet was also believed to prevent violation of the tomb.
A Talisman or an amulet can be described as a religious object consisting of a stone or other small item, often inscribed or carved with magical inscriptions, magic signs, magic symbols, formula or sacred text.
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