jeudi 19 mars 2009
Carnelian Egyptian Myth
The Thet Egyptian amulet is basically to protect the dead from any harm while they are travelling through the afterlife. The ancient Egyptians were convinced that this amulet would insure the resurrection of the mummy. They were referring to carnelian stone as the “blood of Isis”, the Egyptian Goddess of Nature. The amulet in itself is known as the Isis knot, buckle of Isis, girdle of Isis or tie of Isis. Some people believe that the amulet has the shape of a man while the Egypt specialists tend toward the hypothesis that it is representing the female reproductive organs of Isis.