Egyptian Talismans and Amulets - The Sun Disk Amulet
The Talismans and Amulets of Ancient Egypt and facts about the Sun Disk amulet, a symbol of the sun-god Ra
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The second Sun Disk amulet is depicted with a ram's head, a symbol of the sun-god Ra
Facts about the Ancient Egyptian Sun Disk Talisman
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Ancient Egypt - The Sun Disk Amulet Fact Sheet
The Sun Disk was worn as a protective talisman by both the living and the deceased to obtain the favors of the gods.
Meaning of the Sun Disk: To the ancient Egyptians the Sun Disk symbolized creation and the source of light and an emblem of rebirth and resurrection.
Many of the ancient Egyptian sun-gods were depicted wearing a solar disk crown and the attributes of the deities, such wisdom, stability, foresight, strength, and courage, were believed to be inherent in the sun disk talisman.
The sun-god Ra was usually depicted in human form with a falcon head, crowned with the sun disk encircled by the Uraeus rearing cobra symbol.
The sun-god Ra was sometimes depicted with the head of a ram, topped by a sun disk, as the symbol of the zodiacal house of Aries (see the ram's head amulet).
"Aten" was the traditional name for the sun-disk and was the name given to the god worshipped by Akhenaten, the 'heretic pharaoh'. The images of the Aten, unlike all other ancient Egyptian gods, did not take on a human or animal form but was depicted as a a sun disk from which rays ended in hands extended hands. (see pictures below)
The 'point within the circle' symbol was one of the hieroglyphic signs of the sun-god Ra. This ancient Egyptian symbol represented the one supreme power casting his eye over all the world and was a forerunner to the symbolic sun-disk and was later represented as the 'Eye of Ra'
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.
Ancient Egyptian Magic - The Sun Disk Fact Sheet
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