Friday, July 29, 2005

Harmony: Ankh (Crux Ansata)

The ankh is an ancient Egyptian symbol of life.

Some have speculated that it represents a stylised womb. It does bear a strikung resemblance to the symbol used to represent the Roman goddess Venus which is now so familiarly used to identify the female sex. (This is how I link the Ankh to the male (Mars) symbol in my cycle.)

Early Coptic Christians adopted the Ankh as a form of the cross known as the crux ansata.

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