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Under the protection of the divine Horus, your day can only be great, successful and happy.

This mug shows the Pharaoh’s birth name cartridge in a tradition going back over 5000 years. We only know today many Egyptian pharaohs, queens, princes or princesses only because of a single name cartridge that has survived the millennia in the sand of the desert on a shard, mug, jug or other everyday object.

For the ancient Egyptians, the cartridges originally had a cult and religious meaning, because tying and untying knots was very important in the magic of ancient Egypt.
As a modified form of the Schen ring had the name cartridge the same function: It was supposed to protectively enclose the name of the ruler and keep it forever. The background was the religious belief that every deceased will continue to exist in the hereafter if the name persists. If the name were damaged or completely destroyed, the soul would be lost and the deceased would be forgotten and disappear into the great nothing. The cartridge was intended to prevent this by protecting the name of the king, queen or king child. In retrospect, a concept that seems to have worked.

In later times, when the sun cult of the god Re became more important, another symbolism was added: the infinitely effective loop of the cartridge was compared with the equally infinite course of the sun. Since the Egyptians worshipped Pharaoh as Sa(.t)-Ra [“Son (daughter) of Re”] and because the sun illuminates every corner of the world, the power of the pharaoh was also omnipresent and all-encompassing. Where the life-giving sun shone, the divine pharaoh was present for every Egyptian, protecting and watching at the same time. Nobody had to feel lonely or defenceless in their lives. Like the holy sun, the living God on earth saw everything and protected everyone in the same way on every day of life around the world.

Add a splash of this protective magic and colour to your live with your morning coffee or tea ritual by using this mug too!

• Ceramic
• Height: 3.85″ (9.8 cm)
• Diameter: 3.35″ (8.5 cm)
• White print area
• Colour rim, inside, and handle
• Dishwasher and microwave safe

Additional information

Weight 0.37 lbs