The sign “Ka” represents two upraised arms.
Originally the position meant to represent the creator deity Atum, embracing his children Tefnut and Shu, as he transferred life into them.
This also inspired the representation of the god Khnum at the potter’s wheel.
A perplexing sign, it can mean ‘soul’ and ‘self’ depending on its use, but it can also mean ‘life creation’.
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