Akhet means dawn, or horizon, in the Kemet (Egyptian) language. An amulet shaped like the akhet represented the daily rebirth of the sun. The lower shape represents the djew, or sacred mountain, later represented by the pylons of solar temples. The akhet was guarded by the Aker, a double headed lion who insured the safe passage of the sun-barque (boat).
|The akhet, guarded by the Aker|