What does wearing an ankh symbolize? It is an Egyptian hieroglyphic symbol for “life” or “breath of life” (`nh = ankh) and, as the Egyptians believed that one’s earthly journey was only part of an eternal life, the ankh symbolizes both mortal existence and the afterlife.
What is ankh the god of? The ankh is the Egyptian hieroglyphic character that means life or living. Ancient Egyptian gods are often portrayed carrying it by its loop, or bearing one in each hand with their arms crossed over their chest. It is also known as the Egyptian Cross, or as crux ansata, Latin for “cross with a handle.”
Is the ankh a religious symbol? As a vivifying talisman, the ankh is often held or offered by gods and pharaohs. The form of the symbol derives from a sandal strap. As a cross, it has been extensively used in the symbolism of the Coptic Orthodox Church.
Is the ankh good luck? The ankh is definitely used as a good luck charm. Since it is all about life, one form of “good luck” it brings is longevity. You’re pretty unlucky if you’re dead.