there is an idea that is an age old idea and backed up by archaeological artifacts that have been found that magical power and energy can be incorporated.
The word amulet derives from the Latin word amuletum.
Amulets function was for warding off trouble or in aiding healing. The Egyptian word for amulet is sah, which has the same hieroglyphs as the concept of protection. Symbols elicit deep emotional responses from us even if we are not consciously aware of it.
The maker was called a sah-oo, translated as guardian or protector. Makers worked closely with doctors and healing priests and could be called in to help with patients similar to a medical specialist of today.
In ancient times, garments had much more significance than today. Guardians are shapeshifters.
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The smart design of the ankh which was most holy symbol meant the power of life itself. Comprised of air and water is a amphora unfolded as is essential for sustainment.
The origin no one can agree on. Some say sandal strap, some say male and female composite of greatest miracle-to bring forth life.
Udjat translates as ‘sound one’ representing the left eye. The eye Thoth restored and made it sound. 29 days to heal is clever. The darkest phase of the moon is the eyes most damaged phase. It is so powerful, it brings Osiris back to life. It is the protection against the evil eye.
The mansion of Horus was the womb he was within before his earthly transient abode.