Egyptian Winged Sun “Symbol of Solar Power, Divinity, Protection & Eternity” One of the oldest ancient Egyptian symbols is the Egyptian winged sun which dates all the way back to the old kingdom to showcase the concepts of divinity, royalty, and power. The symbol known also as Bendety was featured across a number of temples to represent the god of the midday sun Behedti which was connected to the sun god Ra and Horus. It is used as an amulet to provide protection. The symbol can be seen a lot flanked by the Uraeus on both sides. Note: The Winged Sun is an ancient Egyptian symbol of divinity, royalty, power, protection, and eternity. The concept of the winged solar disc existed since prehistoric times in the form of a falcon spreading its wings then a solar disc was added. It became a symbol of the solar and the heavens and represented an aspect of Horus the protector of the kingship and the personification of the divine ruler of the whole of Egypt. In early Egyptian religion, the symbol Behdety represented Horus of Edfu, later identified with Ra-Horakhty.
It is sometimes depicted on the neck of Apis, the bull of Ptah. As time passed (according to interpretation) all of the subordinated gods of Egypt were considered to be aspects of the sun god, including Khepri. The name “Behdety” means the inhabitant of Behdet. He was the sky god of the region called Behdet in the Nile basin. His image was first found in the inscription on a comb’s body, as a winged solar panel. The period of the comb is about 3000 BC. Such winged solar panels were later found in the funeral picture of Pharaoh Sahure of the fifth dynasty. Behdety is seen as the protector of Pharaoh. On both sides of his picture are seen the Uraeus, which a symbol for the cobra headed goddess Wadjet. He resisted the intense heat of Egyptian sun with his two wings.