One of the most important animal deities of ancient Egypt was the sacred Apis bull, whose worship is attested from Dynasty I. Near the Ptah temple at Memphis, Egypt's old capital, a living representative of the Apis bull was stabled
ca. 3200–3100 BCE. Ornamental Ivory Comb Predynastic, Late Naqada III, Egypt. Animals process in horizontal rows on both sides - a format continued in later Egyptian art. The arrangement and choice of animals were not haphazard. Elephants treading on snakes may be symbolic as many African peoples associated elephants and serpents with the creation of the universe. Other animals shown: wading birds, a giraffe; hyenas; cattle; and perhaps boars. MET
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Black granite cube statue of the Healer Djedhor, with Herupakhart, or Harpocrates, child deity with the sidelock of youth, mastering snakes, wild animals, and standing on a crocodile. Egyptian Museum Caïro.
Was scepter amulet, The was ("power, dominion") sceptre is a symbol that appeared often in relics, art, and hieroglyphics associated with the ancient Egyptian religion.PARTAGE OF JENNIFER BRUCE SCHNABEL.
Nile Valley of Ancient Egypt ~ Egyptian civilization developed along the banks of the river Nile. The Nile Valley stands in sharp contrast to the arid deserts of Africa. Its long, narrow flood plain was a magnet for life, attracting people, animals and pl