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The Eye of Horus – Ancient Egypt Symbol 2

The Eye of Horus – Ancient Egypt Symbol 2
March 1, 2017 Mahmoud Zakarya

The Eye of HorusAncient Egypt Symbol 2


The eye of Horus, the Eye of Ra or the Eye of Horus is the most famous symbol of entire Egyptian kingdom right from the Old civilization to the Modern Age. This symbol is the sole possession of well-known deities of Horus and Ra.

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The Eye of God, the Eye of Ra o, the Eye of Horus. The Eye of Horus was an ancient Egyptian hieroglyph and its icon is depicted in art, artifacts, relics. Examples of the icon can be found in the tombs, temples and manuscripts of the ancient Egyptians. The following picture depicts a gold and glass pectoral amulet that was discovered in the tomb of Tutankhamen. It depicts the Eye of Horus flanked by the cobra goddess representing Lower Egypt and the vulture goddess representing Upper Egypt.

The symbol was used as a protective amulet and believed to have the power of healing power. According to Egyptian Mythology Horus lost his left eye in his war with Set who tore the eye into six pieces. Thoth, the god of wisdom and magic, was able to reassemble the eye and returned it to Horus.

Horus gave the reassembled eye to his murdered father Osiris, thereby bringing him back to life. The symbol therefore represents the power of healing and was capable of bringing the dead to life, as it did with Osiris. The ancient Egyptians used the eye as a funerary amulet for protection against evil and to guide their rebirth in the underworld.

The most common use of the eye of Horus is protection. This symbol is and was often worn by rulers of the land to help ward off evil spirits as well as enemies who might want to harm the lands over which they ruled.  It was also found in wall paintings and in hieroglyphics.  In modern times, people who wear talismans or use images of the Widget in their home may be using this symbol to help improve their safety and their security in life – whether physically or emotionally. Some sailors continue to use this symbol on the front of their boats and ships to help ensure safe passage through troubled waters.


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