Ancient Egyptians wore charms filled with the power of the gods and goddesses they venerated. Wearing Egyptian jewelry could help you achieve the things you desire in life by offering the energies of the ancient Egyptian symbols. Use our collection of Egyptian good luck charms to get protection from negative energies, attract luck and good fortune into your life.
Lucky Symbols from Ancient Egypt and Their Meanings
Lucky symbols in Ancient Egypt carried special significance and appeared in almost anything connected to a person’s life. Even today, archaeologists are discovering mysterious paintings, carvings, and other forms of art filled with ancient Egyptian symbols. From hieroglyphs to scarab and the ankh, they have made their way into good luck charms which we can find and wear for protection nowadays.
Many of the well-known and recognized ancient Egyptian symbols from that period were associated with gods and goddesses. That is because religion was an integral part of one’s life. Gods were present at important moments of people’s journeys – at their birth, through their earthly lives, at their moment of transition to the underworld, and finally in the afterlife. Ancients wore Egyptian good luck charms for the gods they venerated, to protect them in times of need. But what do those symbols mean to us in the present day? Let’s find out.
Egyptian Good Luck Charms
Throughout the years, designs of Egyptian good luck charms have not had significant changes, even though the techniques available to jewelry masters now are vastly different. They would use hot wax to decorate rings and pendants with hieroglyphs, and only important figures like officials would wear decorated jewelry. Ancient Egyptians also liked adding color to their jewelry items by using powdered quartz or colorful beads.
Colorful beads in Egyptian jewelry were made of glass. When strung together, those beads would make amazing good luck charms in necklaces, earrings, and rings. These elements were perhaps the most popular in Egyptian jewelry at the time. They could help achieve the richness of decoration, which is one of the prominent characteristics of jewelry with ancient Egyptian symbols.
Common materials for ancient Egyptian jewelry included gold, semi-precious gemstones like jasper, turquoise or lapis lazuli, and colored glass. Egyptians enjoyed placing patterns and lucky symbols on their jewelry designs, some of the most popular being scarabs, grape bunches, gods and goddesses, jasmine blossoms, lotus flowers, the ankh, and the eye of Horus.
Ancient Egyptian symbols made their way into lucky charms for a good reason. Believed to be strong symbols of protection from negative energies and attraction of luck, these talismans are popular today for their rich symbolism. The amulets serve to represent the connection between the spiritual and physical worlds and the presence of the former in the latter. Believing in Egyptian good luck charms is the key to making them work in your favor. Just like with Chinese or Buddhist charms, Egyptian talismans carry strong energies that can shape your daily life.
Just like the mythology and culture of Ancient Egypt is filled with spirituality and mysteries, the powerful energies carried by the ancient symbols would offer various benefits to the wearer. They could protect you from negative influences or evil stares, attract luck and good fortune into your life, help you become more confident, or help you find your true love. Let’s look at some of these lucky symbols in better detail.
You might have seen the Ankh symbol before. It is shaped as a cross with a loop at the top and symbolizes several things. The concept of life, eternal existence, the sun, the heaven and the earth, the male and female. In these ancient Egyptian symbols, the loop stood for eternity, eternal life, and co-existence of the opposing forces in the universe. It was believed to contain the secrets of existence.
Legend has it that the Egyptian Ankh can absorb powerful energies from the universe and share them with those who wear the talisman directly on their skin. In ancient times, it was even placed in tombs, so that when spirits resurrected, they could receive energy and life force for their new beginning. Now, this Egyptian good luck charm would offer you protection from all the negative energies in your environment, granting good health and long life.
Among the ancient Egyptian symbols, Ankh probably has the most legends connected to its origins. Some of them even attribute magical protection to the symbol. Perhaps that is the case because many Egyptian gods are portrayed holding or carrying the Ankh, placing it in front of the kings to grant them long lives. If you want to try and attract health and long life, while being shielded from negativity, wear this lucky charm in jewelry. You can find the Egyptian Ankh symbol in this Egyptian Ankh Cross Pendant Necklace.
Eye of Horus
The Eye of Horus, also known by the name of the Egyptian Eye, is the most powerful symbol of protection and healing originating from Ancient Egypt. This lucky symbol received its name from Horus, one of the dominant Egyptian deities. There is a legend about Horus losing his eye in the fight with his uncle Seth over who would take the place as the ruler instead of Osiris, the father of Horus. Seth killed his brother to rise to the throne, which Horus could not forgive.
When Horus received his eye back with the help of the goddess Hathor, he used the eye as an offering to bring his father back to life. Since then, the lucky symbol has become universal for protection and healing. The original name of the eye is Wedjat, named after an Egyptian goddess, the protector of the Nile delta. And even its drawing is symbolic, with five shapes corresponding to the five human senses and one to thought.
To understand the meaning of the eye of Horus in contemporary culture, it is important to mention another quality of this ancient Egyptian symbol. The eye is everywhere, and it sees all things. Because of this property, the eye of Horus could always offer its protection. Wearing jewelry like the Egyptian Eye of Horus Necklace would help the all-seeing eye shield you from any evil directed your way. Moreover, the lucky symbol would attract beneficial influences into your daily life.
Certainly, the most well-known symbolic representations from Ancient Egypt are hieroglyphs. They appear in many forms of Egyptian art and combine into various ancient Egyptian symbols. Hieroglyphs can depict a figure or object or even spell out a name by combining the signs with their syllabic values. As a result, hieroglyphs frequently appear on tombs and sarcophagi of the deceased.
Hieroglyphic images are the lucky symbols you often see on souvenirs and in Egyptian symbolic jewelry. For example, this Egyptian Mummy Statue is decorated with hieroglyphs to remind you about Egyptian art. Mummies make you think back to the history of Pharaohs whose bodies were preserved in order to safely pass into the afterlife. The whole process of mummification took about 70 days, and the body would wait for the safe passage of the soul placed in a sarcophagus.
Depending on the message written in hieroglyphs, you can find Egyptian good luck charms and figurines for protection, healing, or attracting luck and good fortune. Back in the days of Ancient Egyptians, only a small number of people could interpret the lucky symbols, because not many people in Egypt were able to read or write. This also adds special significance to these unique images.
Gods and Goddesses
In Ancient Egypt, religion played a very important role in a person's life. Images of gods and goddesses appeared in arts and crafts, jewelry, sarcophagi, ancient Egyptian symbols, and other important cultural items. These images were thought to offer the best protection against evil thoughts, intentions, negativity, and anything else threatening to disrupt a person's peace. The belief in the series of gods ruling the kingdom was widespread and made its way into jewelry.
That is why wearing Egyptian good luck charms with a symbol of a prominent Egyptian god or goddess was and still is considered lucky. Like the image of Isis in the Egyptian Goddess Necklace would protect its wearer from any harm, so would other jewelry items featuring other gods. While sometimes Egyptian jewelry might feature an abstract figure, there are key figures that usually remain unchanging among the deities.
Notably, there is Atum-Ra, the creator of all gods and the god of the sun, Shu, the god of air, and Tefnut, the god of water. These gods often appear in jewelry with ancient Egyptian symbols. The fundamentals of the Egyptian people’s lives were based on their beliefs in the gods and goddesses, which is why they became perfect subjects for protective talismans and amulets to protect the wearer and bring luck and good fortune.
Whether it is protection from negative energies, attracting luck and good fortune, achieving wealth, or enhancing your spirituality you seek, Egyptian jewelry could help you achieve the things you desire and deserve in life by offering the energies of the ancient Egyptian symbols. Rich history and symbolism of the Egyptian jewelry would protect you in times of need, shielding you from negative energies and attracting beneficial influences from the universe into your life. Believe in the powers of Egyptian good luck charms so that they could work their magic for you.