7. The Shen”Symbol of Royalty & Symmetry”

The Shen symbol is a circle of rope that has no beginning and no end, in order to form an unbroken bond that symbolizes infinity, completeness, eternity, and divine protection which made its symbol extremely popular and well presented. The word “Shen” comes from the Ancient Egyptian word which means “Encircle”, the amulet of Shen was worn by everyone including kings. It was often linked to the Greek symbol omega which symbolizes infinity. Many deities like Horus and Isis are seen holding the Shen which made the ancient Egyptians honor the Shen as a symbol of symmetry and perfection as shown on countless personal objects, Ancient Egyptian Temples, and Ancient Egyptian Tombs. Note: The Shen Ancient Egyptian Symbol of Royalty, Protection, eternity, and infinity. The Shen-Ring is associated with the sky falcon god Horus and used to encircle the sun and stands as a symbol of the eternity of the entire universe, Symmetry, and completeness.

The shen ring is most often seen carried by the falcon god Horus but was also carried by the vulture goddess Nekhbet. It was used as early as the Third Dynasty where it can be seen in the reliefs from Djoser’s Step Pyramid complex. The symbol could be stretched to contain other objects, which were then understood as being eternally protected by the shen ring.citation needed] In its elongated form the shen ring became the cartouche, which enclosed and protected a royal name.

The Goddess Heqet, (the ‘Frog’), is often seated on a shenu.
For Eternity, the renpit, papyrus stalk is usually based on top of a Shen ring. See the Egyptian god Huh. (Senusret, I have a famous Lintel relief showing this.)
The shen ring is often attached to various types of staffs, the staff of authority, or power, symbolizing the Eternal authority of that power.
The Goddess Isis, and the Goddess Nekhbet are often shown kneeling, with their hands resting upon a shenu.
The Hawk (Horus), and the Vulture (Goddess Mut) have the shenu in their talons, wings outstretched, over the scene portrayed. The “Horus with Outstretched Wings”, shenus in its talons, is an example from the Louvre of a Pectoral Brooch, possibly for royalty.
Outside of Egypt, a Tartessian archaeological site, Cancho Roano in southern Spain, has a shen ring shaped altar.