Eye of Horus 'Wedjat' & Cobra Ancient Egyptian Symbol for protection silver pendant
Price: £ 22.50
Eye of Horus & Cobra Silver Amulet
A Lovely .925 Silver Eye of Horus & Cobra Pendant
Weight: 4.7 gms
Size: 0.75"(l) (1.25" with bale) x 1.00" (w)
Since Horus was said to be the sky he was als considered to be the sun and moon - the sun was his right eye and the moon his left when he, as a falcon, flew across it.
After Osiris, his father, was murdered by his uncle Set (Osiris's brother) - Horus fought Set for the throne of Egypt. In this fight Horus lost his left eye. However a new eye was created for him by part of Khonsu, the moon god, and was replaced. Hence this is the reason why the moon is not as bright as the sun.
The Eye of Horus is an ancient Egyptian symbol of protectioin and royal power from deities and in the Egyptian language the word for this symbol was 'Wedjat'. 'Wedjat' was a solar deity and this symbol began as the all- seeing eye. 'Wedjat' was intended to protect the king in the afterlife and to ward off evil. Ancien tEgyptian and Near East sailors would frequently paint the symbol on the bow of their vessel to ensure safe sea travel.
Both the god Ra and the pharaohs wore a threateningly erect cobra on their foreheads as protection against enemies. This symbol was also called the Uraeus snake and was the flaming eye of the god. The Cobra was also considered to be a symbol of the goddess Buto and was worshipped in the prehistoric kingdom of Buto where she settled onto the head of the king in the form of the Uraeus. Later in the pharaonic kingdom the fire-breathing cobra was described as the fiery sun eye of Ra It is a symbol of protection and rebirth.
Any questions and/or queries do please contact me and I will gladly reply.
Thank you for looking.                                          
Customer Reviews (0)