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The ankh is the Egyptian symbol of eternal life. Some say it represents the giving of life. What it means is that once the pharaohs die,(or any other person, but it is mainly focused on pharaohs or royalty)their heart is weighed on a scale by Anubis, against the feather of truth. If the heart is heavier than the feather, it means that the person commited too many bad deeds in their life. It would be eaten by a monster named Ammut and recorded by Thoth. When a person's heart is eaten, they can't pass into the afterlife. A person's heart who isn't too heavy would pass on, thus creating an eternal life.(technically you're dead, but your soul still lives.) For those of you who don't know who Anubis is he is the jackal-headed god of embalming, and Thoth is the ibis-headed god of wisdom. Ammut is the devourer of the dead that is part hippo, lion, and crocodile. If you're goth and wear an ankh, but knows what it represents, then sure, go ahead and wear it. If you don't know what it means, then stop wearing it. That is disgraceful to all Egyptians, and I hope the gods smite you!- thanks for listening.
Right-Osiris held an ankh, representing eternal life.
Wrong-Sarah's ankh represented that she was gothic.
by IamIsis March 16, 2006

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