"A mystical word used by the Gnostic followers of Basilides to denote the Supreme Being, or, perhaps, its 365 emanations collectively, or the 365 orders of spirits occupying the 365 heavens."-Whitney, 1902

Abraxas

"A mystical word used by the Gnostic followers of Basilides to denote the Supreme Being, or, perhaps,…

"Amulet" — Quackenbos, 1882

Amulet

"Amulet" — Quackenbos, 1882

The scarab is a carved piece of stone used as an amulet that represents a scarab beetle on one side and has other engravings on the bottom.

Scarab

The scarab is a carved piece of stone used as an amulet that represents a scarab beetle on one side…

An ancient amulet of Egypt.

An Egyptian Scarab

An ancient amulet of Egypt.