Egyptians believe that owls are guardians and protectors of the dead. This is Horus.   davesearbymason:  another amazing statue form the British Museum http://www.britishmuseum.org/

Egyptians believe that owls are guardians and protectors of the dead. This is Horus. davesearbymason: another amazing statue form the British Museum http://www.britishmuseum.org/

Horus, a partir de los guardianes de la cubierta de la tarjeta de Oracle Luz, por Kyle Gray, ilustraciones por Lily Moisés

Horus, a partir de los guardianes de la cubierta de la tarjeta de Oracle Luz, por Kyle Gray, ilustraciones por Lily Moisés

6. Egyptians; left one is wearing a Hemhemet crown and the one on the right is wearing a War Crown.

A Study of the Statue of Amenhemhatankh

6. Egyptians; left one is wearing a Hemhemet crown and the one on the right is wearing a War Crown.

This set of Canopic Jars is an excellent example of the practice of carving the stoppers into the heads of the guardians of the internal organs, the 4 sons of Horus

This set of Canopic Jars is an excellent example of the practice of carving the stoppers into the heads of the guardians of the internal organs, the 4 sons of Horus

Antelopes. Boats decorated with antelope heads were dedicated to the god Soker, guardian of the desert and of the royal cemeteries near the northern capital Memphis. At first the goddess Satis, Mistress of Elephantine, was worshipped in the form of an antelope, in historic times she wore a headdress consisting of the crown of Upper Egypt and two antelope horns. The Egyptians seem to have made a symbolic connection between the waters of the Nile and the antelope. Just like Satis, another…

Antelopes. Boats decorated with antelope heads were dedicated to the god Soker, guardian of the desert and of the royal cemeteries near the northern capital Memphis. At first the goddess Satis, Mistress of Elephantine, was worshipped in the form of an antelope, in historic times she wore a headdress consisting of the crown of Upper Egypt and two antelope horns. The Egyptians seem to have made a symbolic connection between the waters of the Nile and the antelope. Just like Satis, another…

This sapphire blue faience amulet of protection represents the god Duamutef, the jackal-headed Son of Horus, guardian of the stomach, holding a long folded cloth. Dynasty 25.    “During the Third Intermediate Period, mummification practices changed and the packages containing the embalmed internal organs were no longer placed in Canopic Jars but were returned to the body cavity, each with an amuletic figure of the relevant deity attached” (Andrews 1994:45-46).

This sapphire blue faience amulet of protection represents the god Duamutef, the jackal-headed Son of Horus, guardian of the stomach, holding a long folded cloth. Dynasty 25. “During the Third Intermediate Period, mummification practices changed and the packages containing the embalmed internal organs were no longer placed in Canopic Jars but were returned to the body cavity, each with an amuletic figure of the relevant deity attached” (Andrews 1994:45-46).

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