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Egyptian Talismans and Amulets - The Cartouche Amulet represented good wishes

The Talismans and Amulets of Ancient Egypt and facts about the Cartouche or Name amulet

Ancient Egyptians - The Cartouche Amulet
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Facts about the ancient Egyptian Cartouche name amulet

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Ancient Egypt - The Cartouche Amulet Fact Sheet

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

Fact 2 on the Cartouche: Meaning: To the ancient Egyptians the Cartouche symbolized good luck and protection from evil.

Fact 3 on the Cartouche: Description: An oval, magical rope which surrounded and protected the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics that spelt out the name of a King or Queen.

Fact 4 on the Cartouche: A name was of imperative importance to the ancients Egyptians who believed that  survival of the name ensured that the person would live for as long as the name was spoken. A person would be destroyed if his name was obliterated and great efforts were made to protect it - hence the protective magical rope.

Fact 5 on the Cartouche: All words related to royalty were followed by the lucky wish-formula "may he live, prosper and be in good health". These good wishes were shown in cartouche hieroglyphs, expressed as the 'nfr' or Nefer symbol.

Ancient Egyptian Magic - The Cartouche Fact Sheet

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Facts about the Ancient Egyptian Cartouche Talisman
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Fact 6 on the Cartouche: Amulets in the form of Cartouches were formerly only worn by Pharaohs but as time passed these amulets were also given to ordinary Egyptians.

Fact 7 on the Cartouche: The amulet would be engraved with hieroglyphic symbols for the name of the owner or those of a pharaoh securing the owner with the royal patronage of the king. The name was combined with a wish for good health and prosperity.

Fact 8 on the Cartouche: The symbol was known in ancient Egypt as the 'shenu' meaning to encircle.

Fact 9 on the Cartouche: Our name for the object derives from the Napoleonic troops in Egypt who frequently saw the symbol appearing in the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs and believed the symbol resembled a gun cartridge - the French word for gun cartridge is 'cartouche'.

Fact 10 on the Cartouche: 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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