The Ankh also known as key of life, the key of the Nile or crux ansata, was the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic character that read “eternal life” An Ankh serves as an antenna or conduit for the divine power of life that permeates the universe. The amulet is a powerful talisman that provides the wearer with protection from the evil forces of decay and degeneration. The loop of the Ankh is held by the Gods. It is associated with Isis and Osiris in the Early Dynastic Period. The Loop of the Anhk also represent the feminine discipline or the womb, while the elongated section represent the masculine discipline. These two sacred units then come together and form life.
my parents & sister were into egyptian history and artifacts and as a result, i find it fascinating as well. i love ankhs. to me, they will always remind me of my sister.