My thoughts on Buddhism and Paganism as it relates to my practice
Friday, January 4, 2013
Pagan Blog Project - Ankh
An ankh is the Egyptian symbol for life. Depends on how you look at it, it is either a purely feminine symbol with the crossbar representing the ovaries, the top loop the uterus, and the bottom stick the vagina; or a joining of the feminine and masculine with the bottom stick representing the penis. I like to think of the ankh as all feminine. Note the similarity to the universal female (Venus) symbol.
I don't like to call the ankh an Egyptian cross. The word cross invokes Christianity and this does not do justice to the meaning on the ankh.