Cat mummies from ancient Egypt. Cats were thought to represent the goddess, Bastet. From 332 B.C. to 30 B.C. animals were raised for the specific purpose of being mummified. They were sold to people on the way to worship a god, as an offering to be left at their temple.
Faience amulet in the shape of an ankh, 25th dynasty to Late Period, about 700-500 BCE. It represents a wish, probably for the king, of ” life, power and stability for millions of years “. The amulet was acquired by Lord Kitchener in the Sudan, probably at Gebel Barkal and originated in a temple. ( lessing Archive )
Thoth, Egypt - credited with the creation of a number of branches of knowledge (law, magic, philosophy, religion, science, and writing). An infallible judge capable of rendering completely just decisions. The Greeks admired him so greatly that they credited him as the originator of all knowledge on earth and in the heavens. http://www.ancient.eu/Thoth/