Women played a very important role with amulets. Women of every class chanted spells at night to protect their families from harm. They chanted spells to guard their family to drive away scorpions, and prevent nightmares. Women also used spells to protect loved ones while burying: from entering the afterlife upside down. They used anything that was believed to have magical or supernatural powers. If I were a mother then I definetley would've followed these traditions to protect my family... wouldn't you?