The Ancient Egyptians wore amulets alongside other pieces of jewellery. Amulets were decorative, but also served a practical purpose, being considered to bestow power and protection upon the wearer. Many amulets have been found inside the wrappings of mummies, as they were used to prepare the deceased for the afterlife. Due to its numerous offspring, Egyptians associated the frog to fertility, rebirth and thus, afterlife. Such amulets were mostly worn by women in the hope for a new-born and for a less painful childbearing. This is why frogs were also associated with the Creator God Khnum or whit the Goddess of birth Heqat, always as a symbol of life creation and thus often found as votive offerings in several temples. When worn by men instead, they were seen as a protector for the afterlife.
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