From 11:00PM PDT on Friday, July 1 until 5:00AM PDT on Saturday, July 2, the Shmoop engineering elves will be making tweaks and improvements to the site. That means Shmoop will be unavailable for use during that time. Thanks for your patience!
Here I am, sitting on a basket slightly right of the center of this magic wand. Along with all the other gods and spirits drawn here, we protect the place where the wand is kept or used. [Egyptian magic wand (apotropaic wand) made from hippopotamus ivory. New Kingdom (ca. 19th-17th centuries BCE)] Public domain.