This service allows you to translate alphabetic charaters into ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs.
You can create your own custom cartouche, write your own name or even phrases in Egyptian hieroglyphs.
The created hieroglyphs can be downloaded as png image file(s).
Quick tips reading Egyptian hieroglyphs:
The hieroglyphs generator uses the following hieroglyphic alphabet where the closest phonetic sounds
are used to match each alphabetic character.
It is by no means an exact translation and is meant for entertainment purpose only!
Hieroglyphs can be read from left to right, right to left as well as from top to bottom.
It all depends on how the animals or humans are facing.
If they are facing to the right, you read the hieroglyphs from right to left.
If they are facing to the left, you read the hieroglyphs from left to right.
The above hieroglyphs reads: APPLE
Kings and queens names are placed inside a cartouche.
The above hieroglyphs reads: CLEOPATRA
In the hieroglyphic writing system, vowels are usually not written.
The above hieroglyphs reads: CLPTR. The word CLEOPATRA with no vowels used.
- If multiple symbols are be placed on top of each other on the same line, you read the top symbol first.
The above hieroglyphs reads: CLPTR. The symbols P and T are placed on top of each other.
A determinative sign, for example: [house], [man], [woman], [god] is added at the end of a word to clarify the meaning of the word.
The above hieroglyphs reads: CLPTR [WOMAN]. The determinative sign is used to indicate that CLEOPATRA is a woman.
|Translation||Sign description||Translation||Sign description|
|E||Flowering reed||W||Quail chick|
|F||Viper||X||Basket and folded cloth|
|G||Jar stand||Y||Two flowering reeds|
|H||Twisted flax||Z||Door bolt|
|J||Cobra||SH||Pool (seen from above)|
|L||Lion||MS||Three fox skins tied together|
|O||Lasso||[HOUSE]||House, building symbol|
|P||Stool (seen from above)||[MAN]||Man symbol|
|R||Mouth||[GOD]||God, king symbol|
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