Egyptians - The Double Plume Feathers
Ancient Egyptian Double Plume Feathers Talisman
Ancient Egypt - The Double Plume Feathers Fact Sheet
Fact 1 on the Double Plume: The Double Plume Feathers was worn as a protective talisman by both the living and the deceased.
Fact 2 on the Double Plume: Meaning of the Double Plume Feathers: To the ancient Egyptians the Double Plume Feathers are strongly associated with the headdress worn by the god Osiris, called the Atef Crown of Egypt. The Two Feathers stood for divine law.
Fact 3 on the Double Plume: The ostrich was symbol of creation and light. The feathers are from the ostrich which are characteristically depicted in Ancient Egyptian Artwith a curled top. The double feathers also feature in depictions of the god Amun (the Amun crown). The plume, or feather of a falcon is depicted with a rounded top with a stem that runs down the center.
Fact 4 on the Double Plume: The ancient Egyptian artisans who made the amulets or talismans depicting the curled ostrich feathers often used dark colored stones such as obsidian and basalt. Obsidian is a type of black glass produced by volcanoes. The colors of basalts are very dark green to black. The dark blue lapis lazuli was also used when depicting feathers.
Fact 5 on the Double Plume: The feathers are sun amulets and the symbols of the great ancient gods, Ra and Thoth and were typical of the two lives - spiritual and material.
Fact 6 on the Double Plume: These two great gods of light and air represented uprightness in dealing, enlightenment and morality.
Fact 7 on the Double Plume: The numerous symbolic meanings of the two feathers were so important they they featured on the crown of Osiris (called the Atef Crown) and on the crowns of the kings and Pharaohs of ancient Egypt (the highly elaborate Shuti Crown).
Fact 8 on the Double Plume: The crown called the Shuti, meaning the Two Feathers (divine law), consisted of two, tall ostrich feathers and often combined with ram horns, a rearing cobra Uraeus or a sun disk.
Fact 9 on the Double Plume: The wearer of a double plumed feather amulet was believed to be imbued with majesty and dignity.
Fact 10 on the Double Plume: 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 Double Plume Feathers Fact Sheet
The Double Plume Feathers
Picture of the Double Plume Feathers
Double Plume Feathers amulet
The Atef Crown
The Shuti Crown
Osiris & the Atef Crown
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Egypt and the Double Plume Feathers
Amulet and Talisman
Double Plume Feathers