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Many of the prayers the the ancient Egyptians made were not actually directed to the well-known gods, but to the little god-like charms in their houses.
These little statuettes were all gods of something, for example "Bes" was the god of family and newborn children, and "Taweret" was a pregnant Hippopotamus, and women prayed to her for safe delivery.

To protect themselves from harm in this life, and the afterlife, the ancient Egyptians wore amulets or charms. Different charms were made out of different materials and represented sacred symbols.

Ancient Egyptians also used magic. They would cast spells on their children to protect them, or to attract somebody.

Some of the charms still exist today, and can be found in some museums.

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