Egyptians - The Fish
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Ancient Egypt - The Fish Amulet Fact Sheet
Fact 1: The Fish was worn as a good luck charm by the ancient Egyptians.
Fact 2: Meaning of the Fish: To the ancient Egyptians the Fish symbolized happiness, joy, good fortune, abundance, and general prosperity.
Fact 3: The fish was the mainstay of the ancient Egyptian diet due to the bounty of the River Nile and as such was associated with Isis, the mother goddess of ancient Egypt.
Fact 4: Under the influence of Isis and her son Horus the fish amulet was placed on mummies as a protective amulet to help the deceased in the Underworld.
Fact 5: The fish that gave birth in the water was seen as the the fruitfulness and life of the country.
Fact 6: Hatmehyt (hatmehit) was the fish goddess of life and protection and associated with the primal waters of the creation myth from which all living things arose.
Fact 7: Wearers of the fish amulet believed they were under the protection of other goddesses associated with the primal waters of creation including Isis, Mut and Naunet.
Fact 8: 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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