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The ankh is symbolically the same as the cross, although it can combine both types of crosses – the enlightened symbolism with the raised hands and the unenlightened symbolism.

It was also known as the key of life, the key of the Nile or the crux ansata (Latin meaning "cross with a handle").

Egyptian gods are often portrayed carrying it by its loop, or bearing one in each hand, arms crossed over their chest.  For its meaning see Key.


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