Recognizing hieroglyphs

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 🙂

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One thought on “Recognizing hieroglyphs

  1. Good for you! Last night my wife and I were watching a show where some characters were attempting an Ancient Egyptian spell. I was able to translate some of the words they were saying, and I was pretty excited about that.

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