Gardiner’s Sign List: A Magical Addendum

written by Professor Wessex

Looking for a quick and easy reference for the uses of magical hieroglyhics? Look no further. Authors Arkaeus and Olin Baldric have created an excellent field guide for curse-breakers, magianthropologists, magiarchaeologists and more.

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05/31/21

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Aa. Unclassified

Chapter 30
Aa1 (Placenta?)
ḫ || n/a
Magical Uses, Meanings, and Pairings: Often seen in sacrificial rituals, whether animal or otherwise.
Anecdotes/Comments: Our old pal Kacza let us know that this symbol is also used in alchemy, specifically to reference the First Matter.

Aa2 (Pustule or gland?)
n/a || Bodily Growths or Conditions
Miscatigorized: Actually indicates that one or more spells will be applied to beetle figurines.
Magical Uses, Meanings, Pairings: Or will generally animate them to attack. Is often paired with other spells to increase the beetle’s destructive powers.

Aa10(Unknown)
n/a || Writing
Magical Uses, Meanings, Pairings: Is a glyph of a wand (or part of one, depending on the other glyphs used). Used as a general strengthening enchantment or can function as sort of the “lynch pin” for a spell, meaning that successfully deactivating this glyph deactivates all, and that triggering it starts everything.

Aa11 (Unknown)
m3ʿ || n/a
Magical Uses, Meanings, Pairings: See Aa10

Aa12 (Unknown)
m3ʿ || n/a
Magical Uses, Meanings, Pairings: See Aa10 and Aa11

Aa13 (Unknown)
im, m || n/a
Magical Uses, Meanings, Pairings: See Aa10, Aa11 and Aa12

Aa14 (Unknown)
im, m || n/a
Magical Uses, Meanings, Pairings: See Aa10, Aa11, Aa12 and Aa13

Aa15 (Variant of Aa13 “Unknown”)
im, m || n/a
Magical Uses, Meanings, Pairings: See Aa10, Aa11, Aa12 and Aa13

Aa27 (Unknown)
Nḏ || Ask, Inquire
Magical Uses, Meanings, Pairings: Most commonly used in divinatory spells, but also has a precedent for being used in curses linked to riddles. Can be combined with a number of glyphs including N35a, depending on the type of divining intended.
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