Ankh cross with circle ancient Egyptian symbol

Almost all ancient Egyptian gods hold the Ankh including Pharaohs. The origins of how it came to symbol or how it was derived to represent life is uncertain among Egyptologists. The gods are often seen holding an Ankh to someone’s lips this is considered to be an offering of “The Breath of Life”.

What the Ankh symbolises to the Ancient Egyptians  



Eternal Life

Breath of Life

Act of Conception


Its Energy

Life Force


Egyptians wore them as amulets, either alone, or in connection with two other hieroglyphs that mean “strength” and “health”.

Ankh key of life