There are many different types of amulets that the Egyptians had. There were plants, animals, parts of the body, gods, and any object said to have supernatural powers. The most common was the scarab beetle. But the most common group is the animals. There were fish for protection of drowning, and almost any animal you could think of for protection. While I've been researching I've found that they protect against something fairly obvious according to what they are. For instance the fish is to protect from drowning and fish live in bodies of water. This makes me think about my greatest fear and think about what the symbol for protection against that would be. What's your greatest fear? What do you think the symbol for it would be?