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The pool (she) symbol in Egyptian mythology represents water. It is a rectangle, longer horizontally than vertically, with seven equally spaced vertical zigzag lines within it.[1]

It can also represent the primal waters that the Egyptians believed was the source of all things, which they called Nun. Occasionally, the sun god is depicted as a sun arising from the pool symbol.

Egyptian pharaohs had decreed that objects in paintings and the like should be instantly recognizable to the viewer. Hence, reflecting pools were shown from a bird's-eye view, even if the rest of the image was shown from the side.

References

  1. ^ "Ancient egyptian symbols". slideshare.net. 29 April 2012. Retrieved 2021-08-14.