Isis kneeling on the hieroglyph for 'gold' Hieroglyph for Gold



Appearance: The hieroglyph for gold represents a golden collar with beads on its lower edge and hanging ends.

Meaning: Gold was considered by the ancient Egyptians to be a divine and indestructible metal. It was associated with the brilliance of the sun. The sun god Re was called "the mountain of gold" and during the Old Kingdom, the Pharaoh was called "the Golden Horus. The skin of the deities was believed to be golden.

The royal tomb was called the "House of Gold" during the New Kingdom and Isis and Nephthys were often depicted on the ends of sarcophagi kneeling on the hieroglyph meaning "gold".

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