Ancient Egyptians - The Sa
Facts about the Ancient Egyptian Sa Talisman
Picture of the Sa Amulet
Ancient Egypt - The Sa Amulet Fact Sheet
Fact 1: The Sa was worn as a protective talisman, especially for the "protection of young life".
Fact 2: Meaning of the Sa: To the ancient Egyptians the Sa was a symbol of two gods who were popular with ordinary Egyptians as protectors of the home and the family.
Fact 3: The names of the deities associated with the Sa were Bes, the dwarf god and Taweret, the ancient Egyptian hippopotamus goddess.
Fact 4: Both Taweret and Bes had a frightening appearance as a deterrent to all evil spirits, but were friendly and benign gods to the Egyptians. These two deities were seen by the ancient Egyptians as the adversaries of evil who guarded against evil spirits, misfortune and protected the house, home and family against intruders.
Fact 5: The Sa was a protective amulet favored by pregnant women and were given as protective talismans for newborn babies and young children.
Fact 6: The Sa was also associated with the Ankh as a symbol of life, immortality and reincarnation. The Ankh appears to be a modified version of the Sa.
Fact 7: The Sa was believed to represent the sunrise. The loop is a representation of the sun disk.
Fact 8: Stylised versions of the Sa were often created for female members or children of the royal family.
Fact 9: 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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