Egyptian Mythological Creatures

Griffin – Another well-known creature from Egyptian mythology is the Griffin.  It has the head of an eagle and the body of a lion.  It was included in some well known myths, one involving Alexander the Great.

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Ouroboros – A serpent that is curled into a circle such that it is seen eating its own tail.  The ouroboros symbolizes the circle of life, death and eternity.

Phoenix – Known as the Bennu in Egyptian culture, this famous mythological bird symbolized life, death and rebirth and cycles.  It can be found in modern popular culture, including Marvel’s X-men comics and more.

Scarab – An actual insect found in Egypt, it rose to mythological status as Egyptians believed they replicated the actions of the Sun god Khepri.  Scarab amulets were commonly used in mummification  and funeral processions.

Sphinx – An egyptian mythological creature that has the body of a lion and the head of a human.  A giant monument of one, located in Giza, has made this creature considerably famous.

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