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When they would denote an amulet, they pourtray TWO

p. 47

[paragraph continues] HUMAN HEADS, one of a male looking inwards, the other of a female looking outwards, (for they say that no demon will interfere with any person thus guarded); for without inscriptions they protect themselves with the two heads.



Two heads, one in front and the other in profile, is a common hieroglyphic signifying Protection, but is not ascertained us an amulet.

46:1 Mr. Birch has suggested, that φυλακτήριον has been substituted by Horapollo for φύλακα, a Guard or Protector; which is extremely happy.

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