Our page banner is a detail of an illustration of the Weighing of the Heart from the Book of the Dead of Ani.
Photo: (Creative Commons) British Museum
The hand is used for the "D" sound in words like door and dance, and names like David and Diana.
There are two hieroglyphs for the letter "E". They represent the different sounds of the letter.
The double reed is used for the 'ee' sound in words like need, piece and read, and names like Elaine.
The vulture is used for the 'E' sound in words like get and learn, and names like Edward.
The horned viper is used for the "F" sound in words like fun, friend or foe an names like Frank and Fiona.