The Bes Amulet

Egyptian Talismans and Amulets - The Bes Talisman, protector of the home

The Talismans and Amulets of Ancient Egypt and facts about the Bes amulet

Ancient Egyptians - The Bes Amulet
A comprehensive guide and fact sheet about the Bes talisman. Discover fascinating facts and information about ancient Egypt and the Bes talisman.

Facts about the ancient Egyptian amulet

The meaning of the talisman and comparison to the Billiken

Bes was the dwarf guardian god of Egypt and a protector god of childbirth.

Magical protective power of the Bes talisman who was believed to bring good luck and protect the household and the home

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Ancient Egypt - The Bes Amulet Fact Sheet

Fact 1 on the Bes: The Bes was worn as a protective talisman by both the living and the deceased.

Fact 2 on the Bes: Meaning: To the ancient Egyptians the amulet symbolized the dwarf guardian god of Egypt and a protector god of childbirth. He was the adversary of evil and believed to  guard against evil spirits and misfortune.

Fact 3 on the Bes: The ugly appearance of the dwarf god was believed by the ancient Egyptians to act as a frightening deterrent to enemies of Egypt and all evil spirits.

Fact 4 on the Bes: Although the god was depicted as a frightening and grotesque figure he was in fact a benign, friendly, god to the ancient Egyptians.

Fact 5 on the Bes: He was worshipped as a household god who protected the home and the family. As a protector god he was believed to protect the home against all intruders including snakes and scorpions.

Fact 6 on the Bes: The dwarf god also symbolized the good things in life, music, dance, laughter, merry-making and good luck.

Fact 7 on the Bes: The amulet was particularly popular with pregnant women. The ancient Egyptians believed that he possessed magical powers to scare away demons that might harm a newborn child.

Fact 8 on the Bes: He was also regarded as the god who renewed youth and was a patron of beauty.

Fact 9 on the Bes: Many shrines dedicated to the god were found at the village of the tomb workers in Deir el-Medina.

Fact 10 on the Bes: Images of Bes were also used as a decorative element on the foot-board of beds or on the head-rests that were used as pillows, suggesting sexual symbolism.

Fact 11 on the Bes: This amulet is believed to be the originator of the modern American Billiken, a good luck charm doll. To buy a Billiken was said to give the purchaser luck, but to receive a Billiken would bring even better luck.

Ancient Egyptian Magic - The Bes Fact Sheet

The Dwarf God and the Billiken

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Relief of the Dwarf God


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