Its elements in the hieroglyphic form are pictorial, but each hieroglyph had one or more well-defined functions, fixed by convention in such a manner that the Egyptian language was expressed in writing word by word.
She was of human form, in early times distinguished only by the hieroglyph of her name upon her head.
Pierre knew very well what a hieroglyph was, but dared not speak.
The form of a snake, dyn ibuted to many local goddesses, especially in later times of I Meresger of the Theban necropolis), was borrowed from trib very ancient deity Outo (Buto); the semblance of a snake the ame so characteristic of female divinities that even the prir d goddess was written with the hieroglyph of a snake.
The hieroglyph of some other early sun temples shows a disk on the pyramidion.