Hieroglyphs generator

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:
  • 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.

    Hieroglyphs reading direction

    The above hieroglyphs reads: APPLE

  • Kings and queens names are placed inside a cartouche.

    Cleopatra in cartouche

    The above hieroglyphs reads: CLEOPATRA

  • In the hieroglyphic writing system, vowels are usually not written.

    Cleopatra in cartouche no vowels used

    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.

    Multiple symbols are be placed on top of each other on the same line

    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.

    Determinative sign used

    The above hieroglyphs reads: CLPTR [WOMAN]. The determinative sign is used to indicate that CLEOPATRA is a woman.

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 and alphabet

TranslationSign descriptionTranslationSign description
AVultureSDoor bolt
BFootTBread loaf
CFolded clothULasso
DHandVHomed viper
EFlowering reedWQuail chick
FViperXBasket and folded cloth
GJar standYTwo flowering reeds
HTwisted flaxZDoor bolt
ITwo strokesKHPlacenta
JCobraSHPool (seen from above)
KBasketCHThethering rope
LLionMSThree fox skins tied together
MOwlNHLife symbol
NWaterHPRBeetle symbol
OLasso[HOUSE]House, building symbol
PStool (seen from above)[MAN]Man symbol
QHill[WOMAN]Woman symbol
RMouth[GOD]God, king symbol

Input hieroglyphs generator:

Hieroglyphs drawing *: Help
Hieroglyphs reading direction *: Help
Hieroglyph text *: Help Characters entered:   
Please enter alphabetic characters and [ ] only. Max 500 characters.
Ignore vowels (a,e,i,o,u) in text *: Help
Background color or image

Hieroglyphs background
Ignore spaces in text *: Help
Background color *: Help Select background color
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Background image *: Help
Image width (150px-1000px)
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Line color or cartouche color

Draw lines between hieroglyphs *: Help
Line color or cartouche line color *: Help Select line color
Convert to grayscale image(s) *: Help
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Output hieroglyphs generator:

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