543 Seth Anubis and Thoth as Egyptian Symbols of Saturn and Mercury

Seth Egypt Symbol

The identification of Saturn with the jackal-headed figure turns out to correspond well with the ancient Egyptian mythology. It is accepted that the jackal-headed figure on ancient Egyptian drawings represents the god Anubis17 see Figure 5.32 , which is, according to the Pyramid Texts, the main god of the dead18. On the other hand, Saturn was also considered to be a god of the dead19, what was also stressed on the medieval representations of Saturn by the presence of a scythe as its attribute...

54Planetary Symbols of the Main Horoscope 541 Planetary Walking Stick

Sarcophagus Symbols

It was already noticed by the 19th century investigators that there is a rule allowing to recognize the most of the planetary symbols on the Egyptian zodiacs by a walking sticks held in their hands. Moreover, this planetary walking stick is not just a simple rod but it must be equipped with a handle on its top see Figure 5.23 . Most often such a handle has a hooked T-shape see Figure 5.26 but it can also be bulb-shaped. Figure 5.22 Painting of a dead person and a wooden sarcophagus. Taken from...