E; Mammals

The hieroglyphs of ancient Egypt were arranged into groups by Sir Alan Gardiner (Gardiner’s list of hieroglyphs). This page lists the hieroglyphs which are images of mammals.

Egyptian Hieroglyph E1; bull
E1
Det and Log; cow, cattle, herd Egyptian Hieroglyph E2; charging bull
E2
Det and Log; strong bull, fighting bull Egyptian Hieroglyph E3; calf
E3
Det; calf, short-horned cow Egyptian Hieroglyph E4; Hesat Cow
E4
Det and Log; Hesat Cow (holy) Egyptian Hieroglyph E5; suckling cow
E5
Det; only in “to show interest for” Egyptian Hieroglyph E6; prancing horse
E6
Det and Log; horse, stallion Egyptian Hieroglyph E7; donkey
E7
Det; donkey Egyptian Hieroglyph E8; kid
E8
Det; kid, herd Phon; jb Phon; Det; jb Egyptian Hieroglyph E8a; jumping kid
E8a
Det; kid, herd Phon; jb Phon; Det; jb Egyptian Hieroglyph E9; newborn calf
E9
Phon; iw Egyptian Hieroglyph E10; bearded ram
E10
Det; ram, sheep, Khnum Egyptian Hieroglyph E11; ram
E11
Det; ram, sheep, Khnum Egyptian Hieroglyph E12; pig
E12
Det; pig Egyptian Hieroglyph E13; cat
E13
Det; cat Egyptian Hieroglyph E14; dog
E14
Det; dogEgyptian Hieroglyph E15; jackal
E15
Det and Log; Anubis, privy councillor (rare) Egyptian Hieroglyph E16; jackal on a shrine
E16
Det and Log; Anubis, privy councillor (rare) Egyptian Hieroglyph E17; standing jackal
E17
Det and Log; jackal, dignitary Egyptian Hieroglyph E18; jackal standard
E18
Det; Upaut Egyptian Hieroglyph E19; jackal standard
E19
Det; Upaut Egyptian Hieroglyph E20; Seth animal
E20
Det and Log; Seth, chaos, disorder Egyptian Hieroglyph E21; Seth animal lying down
E21
Det and Log; storm, chaos Egyptian Hieroglyph E22; lion
E22
Det and Log; lion Egyptian Hieroglyph E23; crouching lion
E23
Log; lion Phon; rw and l (the later in the Ptolemaic period) Egyptian Hieroglyph E24; panther
E24
Det; panther, leopard Egyptian Hieroglyph E25; hippo
E25
Det; hippo Egyptian Hieroglyph E26; elephant
E26
Det; elephant Egyptian Hieroglyph E27; giraffe
E27
Det; giraffe, prophesy Egyptian Hieroglyph E28; antelope
E28
Det; antelope Egyptian Hieroglyph E29; gazelle
E29
Det; gazelle Egyptian Hieroglyph E30; ibex
E30
Det; ibex Egyptian Hieroglyph E31; goat wearing a necklace
E31
Det and Log; dignity Egyptian Hieroglyph E32; baboon
E32
Det: baboon, monkey, angry Egyptian Hieroglyph E33; vervet monkey
E33
Det; vervet monkey Egyptian Hieroglyph E34; hare
E34
Phon; wn

Codes

Abb; the sign is an abbreviation of a word,
Det; the sign acts as a determinative (it has no phonetic value, but provides further information about the full word),
Log; the sign is a logogram (it represents an entire word or idea),
Phon; the sign has a phonetic value, and
Phon Det; the sign is a phonetic determinant (it acts as a determinative but also has a phonetic value).

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