The Eye of Horus, also known as the Wadjet Eye, is an ancient Egyptian symbol that holds significant cultural and religious meaning. It is one of the most recognizable symbols from ancient Egypt and has been found in various artifacts and temple inscriptions throughout Egyptian history.
The Eye of Horus is closely associated with the ancient Egyptian god Horus, who was the god of the sky and protection. According to Egyptian mythology, Horus lost his left eye in a battle with his uncle Set, the god of chaos and disorder. After the battle, the eye was magically restored by the goddess Hathor, or in some versions, by Thoth, the god of wisdom and knowledge. The restored eye then became a symbol of healing, protection, and restoration.
The Eye of Horus is often depicted as a stylized human eye with markings resembling the facial markings of a falcon, representing the eye of Horus. The symbol is composed of six parts, each of which represents a fraction. These fractions are associated with specific meanings:
The Eye of Horus was believed to offer protection and blessings to those who wore or used it. It was commonly used as an amulet and was thought to provide the wearer with healing, strength, and safety during their journey through life and into the afterlife. The symbol was also associated with good health and was used as a powerful healing charm.
Today, the Eye of Horus remains a popular symbol, often used in jewelry and artwork, not only as a representation of ancient Egyptian culture but also as a symbol of protection and wisdom in modern contexts.
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