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Anthropomorphic Deities

The hieroglyphs of Ancient Egypt are often listed in groups of associated glyphs. The following hieroglyphs have been grouped according to the system established by Sir Alan Gardiner. The following hieroglyphs are all depictions of Anthropomorphic Deities (gods).


C1; god wearing a ureaus and a sundisk
C1
Det and Log; Re
 C2; falcon headed god
C2
Det and Log, Re (Ra)
C3; Thoth
C3
Det and Log; Thoth
C4; Khnum
C4
Det and Log; Khnum
C5; Khnum bearing an ankh
C5
Det and Log; Khnum
C6; jackal headed god
C6
Det and Log; Anubis, Wepwawet, Upuaut
C7; Seth
C7
Det and Log; Seth
C8; Min
C8
Det and Log; Min
C9; Hathor
C9
Det and Log; Hathor
C10; Maat
C10
Det and Log; Ma'at
C11; Heh
C11
Det and Log; Heh Phon;HH (only in the word millions)
C12; Amun
C12
Det and Log; Amun
C13; Montu
C13
Det and Log; Montu
C14; Tatenen
C14
Det and Log; Tatenen
C15; Ptah
C15
Det and Log; Ptah
C16; Ptah
C16
Det and Log; Ptah

















Codes

Abb; the sign is an abbreviation of a word,
Det; the sign acts as a determinative (it has no phonetic value, but provids further information about the full word),
Log; the sign is a logogram (it represents an entire word or idea),
Phon; the sign has a phonetic value, and
Phon Det; the sign is a phonetic determinant (it acts as a determinative but also has a phonetic value).

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