Simple and Compound Glyphs
There are two kinds of glyphs; simple and compound. A simple glyph is
made up of one
picture. Here are some examples:
Here are four more simple glyphs:
A compound glyph is made up of two or more simple glyphs.
For example, together the simple glyphs first mentioned above which
create a compound glyph called the Eye of
Horus or Wedjet, which equals the number
one, and looks like this:
Here are some more compound glyphs which include the simple glyphs
Compound glyphs have a different meaning than the glyphs from
which they are made.