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Discover the history and religious beliefs surrounding the 'Sa symbol' was one of the lesser known
Egyptian Symbols. The 'Sa symbol' was a protective symbol favored by pregnant women and by mothers to shield their young children against evil. The 'Sa symbol' was often depicted with images of the Bes, the dwarf god, Shed the protector god and Taweret, the ancient Egyptian hippopotamus goddess and a favorite deity of the common folk in ancient Egypt. The symbol of the Sa symbol meant "protection of young life" and was often used as an amulet or good luck charm. The Sa was also associated with the Ankh symbol of life, immortality and reincarnation which appeared to be a modified version of the Sa.
 

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Facts about the ancient Egyptian Sa symbol
The Sa symbol was an ancient Egyptian hieroglyph and its icon is depicted in art, artefacts, relics. Examples of the icon are rarely found in tombs but do feature in the papyrus manuscripts of the ancient Egyptians.
 

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Description & Definition:Description & Definition: The loop represented the Sun rising above the horizon
 
Materials:The materials used to make a Sa symbol varied but could be constructed from stone and wood initially and then with its rise in popularity with more expensive metals
 
Symbol Significance:The Sa icon was a symbol of protection
 
Fetish:The Sa symbol was believed to be a fetish, an object that was believed to embody magical powers and offer magical protection
 
Symbol in Hieroglyphics:
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Symbol of the Sa


Ankh

Symbol of the Ankh

 

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Facts about the Sa symbol in Egyptian Mythology and History
Discover interesting information and research facts about the Sa symbol, the iconic Egyptian symbol. The facts about the Sa symbol provides a list detailing fascinating additional info to increase your knowledge about the Sa symbol in Egyptian Mythology and history.

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Facts about the Sa symbol from Mythology and Egyptian History


Fact 1:

The Sa symbol was associated with the goddesses Taweret and the gods called Bes and Shed

 
Fact 2:Theories on the origins of this icon are numerous including a bundle of papyrus reeds fastened in the center symbolizing a bountiful harvest
 
Fact 3:Pregnant women commonly wore amulets bearing the Sa symbol and the image of a protective goddess
 
Fact 4:The loop of the Sa symbol was believed to represents the mouth of a fish giving birth to water as the the fruitfulness and life of the country
 
Fact 5:Taweret was believed to be protective of Egyptian children and pregnant women
 

Facts about the Sa symbol from Mythology and Egyptian History

 

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The Sa Symbol of Life as a fetish
The Sa symbol was a symbol of protection and physical life and used in amulets, talismans and fetishes. A fetish was an object that was believed to embody the magical powers of a particular spirit, such as Taweret and Bes, and used to create a bond between the mortal and supernatural world. A fetish represented the spirit to it's owner and acted as a means of protection, like an amulet or talisman. Beautiful, stylised versions of the Sa fetish were also created for female members or children of the royal family.

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