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Egypt Ankh meant "life" and "hand Mirror".
The Ankh was derived from the Mirror of Hathor, a symbol
that came from primitive Phoenician images of the Goddess.
Pharaohs and Egyptian deities were shown carrying the
ankh as a symbol of the promise of eternal life. the
ankh was also called the Key of the Nile, because it
represented the union of Isis and Osiris, a fertile
union that mystically produced the annual flooding
of the Nile, so essential to the life of Egypt.
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