Orion in Hieroglyphics
Be creative with the name Orion.
Learn about name meanings, name origins, name popularity, famous namesakes and more on our Orion Meaning & More page.
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The history of hieroglyphics is thousands of years old.
The word hieroglyph is of Greek origin and means sacred carving. It was a writing system used in ancient Egypt which contained both logographic and alphabetic symbols.
Hieroglyphs were called "the words of the gods" (mdju netjer) by the Egyptians and were used mostly by the priests. These beautifully drawn symbols were used to decorate the walls of holy sites and temples but not for day to day transactions.