Eye of Horus the 'All Seeing'Eye Ancient Egyptian Protection Symbol Silver Pendant
Price: £ 35.50
Eye of Horus Silver Pendant
A Lovely  Eye of Horus  .925 Silver Pendant
Weight: 5.8 gms
Size: 1.00"(circ) (with bale 1.25")
Since Horus was said to be the sky he was also 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 borther) 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 protection 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. Ancient Egyptian and Near East sailors would frequently paint the symbol on the bow of their vessel to ensure safe sea travel.
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