An ancient earth-god in Egypt. He was believed to guard the gates of the dawn from which the sun rose each morning. He was portrayed as a double-headed lion, or a two lions sitting back-to-back. In between them is shown the sun with the sky overhead. In this way they form the akhet symbol, which was a symbol of the horizon. The two lions were called Sef and Duau, which means “Yesterday” and “Today” respectively.
As Egyptians believed that the gates of the morning and evening were guarded by Aker, they often placed statues of lions at the doors of their palaces and tombs. This was to guard the households and tombs from evil spirits and other malevolent beings.
A dancing demon…
It only takes being rejected once for me to never ever ask anyone anything ever again.
The truth is, I pretend to be a cynic, but I am really a dreamer who is terrified of wanting something she may never get.
|—||Joanna Hoffman (via wordsthat-speak)|