Friday, July 10, 2015

Horus and the eye of Horus

Image of Horus from Ancient Egypt Mythology

Horus is the Greek name of the Egyptian falcon god, called in Egypt Hor, Har or Heru. As the image suggests, he was originally a sky god, but also a war god.

Falcons were worshipped in early Egypt and early on, Egyptian Pharaohs allied themselves with the symbolism of Horus.

The all-seeing Eye of Horus was a powerful symbol for ancient Egyptians. It was used as an amulet and believed to have healing powers. Horus had a white and a black eye, representing the sun and moon respectively. These concepts of the eye's virtues arose out of a complex mythology that involved other gods like Osiris and Thoth.

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