The Scarab

Scarabs were popular amulets and impression seals in Ancient Egypt. In ancient Egyptian religion, the sun god Ra is seen to roll across the sky each day, transforming bodies and souls. The scarab beetles roll dung and lay eggs inside to provide food for the larvae. Therefore, the scarab was seen as a symbol of this heavenly cycle and of the idea of rebirth or regeneration. The Egyptian god Khepri, Ra as the rising sun, was often depicted as a scarab beetle or as a scarab beetle-headed man. The ancient Egyptians believed that Khepri renewed the sun every day before rolling it above the horizon, then carried it through the other world after sunset, only to renew it, again, the next day. 

Goddess Nut

Nut is the goddess of the sky in ancient Egyptian religion. She was seen as a star-covered nude woman arching over the earth or as a cow. Nut is a daughter of Shu and Tefnut. Her brother and husband is Geb. She had four or five children: Osiris, Set, Isis, Nephthys, and—in early Egyptian sources—Horus. She is considered one of the oldest deities among the Egyptian pantheon. 

The Ankh

The Ankh is an ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic with the meaning “life”. The Egyptian gods are often portrayed carrying it by its loop, or bearing one in each hand, arms crossed over their chest. It is also found in ancient Mesopotamian and Persian cultures. The Ankh is also a good luck charm. 

The Lotus Flower

The Lotus flower is a prominent symbol in Buddhist, Hindu, and Egyptian culture, and the native flower for both India and Vietnam. It’s ability to emerge from mud and water every day to create a beautiful bloom has inspired many myths and legends. A Lotus seed can withstand thousands of years without water. In general, the Lotus symbolizes spiritual enlightenment, lifecycle, purity, and rebirth. In Buddhist and Egyptian culture, the flower represented the universe. In Hindu culture, it is said that gods and goddesses sat on lotus thrones. It was even believed by the Egyptians to resurrect the dead.