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. It is also the most trusted symbol of protection and great Royal power. This symbol is the sole possession of well-known deities of Horus and Ra.
In simple words,
Eye of Horus is:
the Eye of God or
The Eye of Re or
The Eye of Horus
Historically speaking, Horus was the ancient Egyptian sky god representing the sturdy and agile falcon. He was the well-known son of Osiris (who is the god of the underworld) and Isis (mother or supreme goddess). When Osiris was murdered by his own brother, the evil and mean Set (jackal-headed god of night and destruction), Horus fought Set in a prolonged battle to seek revenge for his father's death, winning the epic battle, but losing an eye in the war. The magic of the god of wisdom restores the lot eye and this act allowed Horus to provide Osiris rebirth and salvation in the ugly underworld. The Eye of Horus had some specific properties and characters like:
A pronounced right eye that represented a peregrine falcon’s eye and the distinctive marking around it
A special “teardrop” marking down below the eye
As the “utchat”, it represented the almighty sun
A close association with the sun god Re
The exact mirror image or the left eye seen as the moon and as god Thoth
The Eye of Horus seems to be indestructible and unbeatable. This strong belief also confirmed that it would result in rebirth.
Fact: This amazing symbol is so special and powerful that only the mighty pharaoh could use it or employ it. The Eye of Horus was the special feature on Tutankhamen’s mummy; it was under the 12th layer of bandages swathing in the mummy.
The Eye of Horus also offers several benefits and advantages like:
The Eye of Horus is very special during many types of funerary rituals and decoration that are in the Book of the Dead. Here are some more uses of The Eye of Horus:
Amulets of the Eye of Horus will endow the person who wears it, with many magical properties.
Dead and deceased could take the amulets to ensure good and safe life in the underworld
Amulets found on mummies provide them safety and security during the journey to the underworld
In mathematics, the Eye of Horus fraction relies on the everlasting symbol of the Eye of Horus. In the ancient Egypt, this system recorded prescriptions and measured lands and weighed grains.
The Rx symbol used by pharmacies and physicians has its bearings in the Eye of Horus
A simple example of importance of the Eye of Horus in mathematical fractions:
Consider all sections of the Eye of Horus symbol
Each section has a different set of values
The entire Eye of Horus with each part has a total value of 1
In essence, the complete image of the Eye of Horus represents a figure of 63/64, which is rounded off to 1 to make calculation easier.
This system also uses the principles of “halves”. For example, half of one equals ½, half of ½ equals ¼, until you arrive at a value of 1/64.
The Eye of Horus is an ancient Egyptian symbol of protection, royal power and good health. The eye is personified in the goddess Wadjet (also written as Wedjat, Uadjet, Wedjoyet, Edjo or Uto and as The Eye of Ra or "Udjat"). ..."
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