The Eye of Horus

A stylised left eye with a triangle, or teardrop, below the iris and a swirl beneath the eye is the Eye of Horus symbol. Horus, the Egyptian god, gave us this sign. The solar god Ra was represented by his right eye. Horus also had a falcon as a symbol. The Eye of Horus is shown in the form of a falcon’s eye, complete with teardrop.

Horus and Seth, the god of chaos, were battling, when Seth removed Horus’ eye. Hathor, Osiris’ consort, was able to restore his sight. Horus then offered his father, Osiris, the eye in exchange for Osiris’ life. Horus was the son of Osiris, who died before he was born. The god of the underworld, Osiris, was worshipped. Because it assisted Osiris in ruling the underworld, the Eye of Horus became a symbol of life and resurrection.

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