I bet everyone has heard of or seen some sort of hieroglyphs but didn't really know what they represented. Many symbols you might see on the side of Egyptian structures represented the many gods of their polytheistic religion. Each god represents a different part in the Egyptians daily life. The symbols themselves may have represented power, knowledge, strength, happiness and many more. For example the Egyptian god Thoth was the god of knowledge and was represented through its symbol. Many symbols were animal heads to represent the gods. For example Thoth was also represented as a baboon. Egyptians often carved these symbols in the side of temples of worship.