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Egypt and Art. Egyptian Symbols and Definitions. Djed It is believed that the Djed is a rendering of a human backbone.

Egyptian Symbols and Definitions

It represents stability and strength. It was originally associated with the creation god Ptah. Himself being called the "Noble Djed". As the Osiris cults took hold it became known as the backbone of Osiris . A djed column is often painted on the bottom of coffins, where the backbone of the deceased would lay, this identified the person with the king of the underworld, Osiris. It also acts as a sign of stability for the deceased' journey into the afterlife. Djew Which means mountain, the symbol suggests two peaks with the Nile valley in the middle. Feather of Maat Represents truth, justice, morality and balance. Fetish of Osiris An animal skin hanging from a stick, this is a symbol of Osiris and Anubis. Flail and Crook A symbol of royalty, majesty and dominion. Heb The heb glyph represents an alabaster bowl.

Heb-Sed The Heb-Sed glyph Is a combination of the heb glyph and the sed glyph. Hedjet The White Crown. Ieb Imenet Ka Khet Ra.