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Answer Eternal life. Answer I believe it means simply "life" which could be temporal or eternal. It is believed that the heiroglyph originated from an …image of the female reproductive system. Addendum: While the Ankh in its simplest meaning means "life" (specifically, "eternal life"), and may or may not thus be connected with the female reproductive system (as in the later symbol for female), it was moreover to them the symbolic "key" to opening the door between the Ka (Kah) & the Ba (Bah), i.e., the Spiritual & Physical Worlds... A type of amulet, and the symbol of life, shaped as a cross with a loop on top.
An ankh is a cross shaped like a T with a loop at the top, representing the Egyptian hieroglyph for "life", and often used as an amulet.
Life.. Ankh, The Symbol of Life or eternal
The sun and its life-giving rays. **************************************************************** The ancient symbol of the Sun is the Hindu Swastica or Fire Wheel. This sym…bol became abreviated when it was made into a medalion consisting of an 'X' inside a circle. The Sun was thought to decend into the Earth at night and then arise reborn from Earth each morning. The Ankh evolved to show this. Here the circle becomes a womb-like elipse illustrating the Solar cross being reborn inside the Earth. The ankh is an Egyptian hieroglyph meaning life, it is also known as the Egyptian Cross and the key of life. The ankh symbolises life and immortality, the universe, power and life-giving air and water. Its key-like shape has also encouraged the belief it could unlock the gates of death, and it is viewed this way by the modern Rosicrucians and other hermetic orders. The ankh appears frequently in Egyptian tomb paintings and other art; it often appears at the fingertips of a god or goddess in images that represent the deities of the afterlife conferring the gift of life on the dead person's mummy. The ankh symbol was often carried by Egyptians as an amulet, either alone, or in connection with two other hieroglyphs that mean "strength" and "health." Mirrors were often made in the shape of an ankh. Sometimes, in art, the Ankh was shown being touched by a god onto a person, which usually symbolized conception.
A cross with an oval shape on the top is an ankh. - [angk] The Ankh Cross represents life (immortality) and death, male and female, balance. It can also represent zest, joy of… life, and energy. It's closely related to the looped cross that can mean fertility and life.
The Ankh was one of the earliest forms of the Christian cross called the "Crux Ansata" or 'cross with a handle'. It was adopted by early Coptic Christians. ANSWER 2: No, th…e ankh cross was the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic symbol known as the "key of life" or "key of the Nile." Crux ansata is Latin meaning "cross with a handle," which is how the Romans identified it. Although adopted by early Coptic Christians, it is NOT a Christian cross because it doesn't symbolize Jesus' crucifixion on a cross.
Ancient Egypt. It is religious, perhaps fertility and sex symbol- some see it as a stylized Vagina, hence feminine power-stone, if you will. NOT strictly speaking a Christian …Cross but might be adapted for that role. it would be neat if used on a closed coffin to be directly over the Vagina!
could imply some relationship with aviation, Air Force chaplain, perhaps? has nothing to do with that. an ankh is a symbol for eternal life. The wings, depending on the wing…s, mean different things. I have the Egyptian wings with my ankh and they are the wings of horus. Ankh with wings in general means "Battered but still standing"
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It wasn't, at least not by most of the population. During the Late Period some statues were produced that represented gods and these were sometimes shown wearing an ankh amu…let - but for most of Egyptian history gods and kings were shown holding an ankh, not wearing one. This amulet signified life, particularly life after death in the Egyptian underworld. The idea of wearing an ankh on a necklace first became commonplace in Europe during the 1960s, led by the hippy movement - which no connection at all with ancient Egypt.
This symbol came from Egypt, so I guess the only answer would be the ancient Egyptians.
Most of the "story of the ankh" is modern invented nonsense that has no connection at all with ancient Egypt. First of all the hieroglyph today called "ankh" did not have th…at name in ancient times. The sign itself probably depicts a sandal-strap, a word which has the consonant skeleton '+n+kh, sometimes written anx (where a represents a glottal stop, not a vowel). This word in ancient Egyptian was used to write the word for "life", since it shared the same consonants (but different vowels). This would be like us using the word hat to represent the word hot because they share the same consonants. Because the Egyptians considered that there was a life after death, the sign for life was used to represent both life on earth and life after death in the Land of the West, where all souls went - for that reason the symbol for life is seen carried by gods and goddesses, as well as all over the tombs of the dead. In much more recent times the "ankh" symbol has been hijacked by hippies, pagans, fake witches, druids and all manner of loonies to use as a kind of anti-Christian or alternative religion symbol, giving it all manner of fake and arcane meanings that it never had in ancient times. In the 1976 Warner Brothers film "Logan's Run" it was used as a key by those looking for sanctuary from the oppressive regime in the "city" - another case of hijacking and ignoring the real meaning of the sign. Since then it has frequently been used as an everyday item of jewellery by people who know the movie but know nothing at all about history.
The Ankh comes from Ancient Egypt and is/was a symbol of Life.