The Cleopatra slots game features many symbols that we all find synonymous with Ancient Egypt, but how many of us actually know what these symbols of state and hieroglyphs actually mean? In this article we take a deeper look at what these almost commonplace motifs represent.
The Scarab is the six legged beetle symbol and it means re-birth. This symbol has become the crab of the zodiac in recent times.
The Ankh is a hieroglyphic picture of a sandal-strap. It therefore is said to mean a journey, and that journey is supposed to be life. The Ankh is a symbol of life and thus has enjoyed popularity in our modern western world, finding its way onto some modern jewellery.
The Sphinx is often pictured as a lion with a man's head. The original purpose of the sphinx is not known and many people believe that there is a secret chamber inside the Sphinx with a lost treasure of knowledge. Historians however think that the Sphinx was set up to be some kind of temple guardian.
Horus was a sun god, equivalent to a hawk. The Eye of Horus was said to work on two levels, being both a ward from evil spirits and a symbol of good luck.
Both the Flail and the Sceptre are symbols of political authority and ruler-ship within the Ancient Egyptian culture. The Sceptre came long before the Flail, which appeared in the later centuries of the Egyptian civilization.
The Stele is quite simply a flat piece of stone with characters or hieroglyphs carved into it. These could be used for a number of purposes, but were most commonly found either as grave markers or markers for the boundaries of territories.