I see a fair number of photos of Ancient Egyptian temples on tumblr, and lately I’ve noticed that I can recognize some of the Netjeru’s names in hieroglyphs! I guess if you see something enough times, it eventually sticks in memory.
So far I can recognize Wepwawet, Geb, Aset, Wesir, and Sekhmet. I can recognize Anup and Bast if it’s pointed out, but probably wouldn’t pick their names out of a wall-full of glyphs on my own.
I’ve been wanting to learn about hieroglyphs, and have a list of recommended books…somewhere on my computer. It’s a low-priority goal right now, so I don’t expect to get to it anytime soon, but it’s on the list.
There’s not much else to say, I am just so delighted to realize that I can recognize some names 🙂