O Eye of Horus is a Egyptian amulet known worldwide. It is believed to bring power and protection.
The symbol is composed of a human eye, with eyelids, iris, eyebrow, and a tear, which symbolizes the pain of Horus, god of the Pharaohs, when his eye was torn out in battle. Legend has it that Horus would reincarnate in a new body and be recognized by the symbol of the eye on one of the fingers of the right hand.
Horus is known as the solar god of the heavens and is one of the most important in Egyptian mythology. He is associated with the firmament and represents light, power and royalty. He has the body of a man, the head of a falcon (an animal associated with very powerful vision), and carries in his left hand a key that symbolizes life and death.
According to myth, the right eye (Udjat) represents the sun and the left (Wedjat), the moon. When they are represented together, they symbolize the universe and the forces of light. To use such an amulet is to have a protective and watchful eye constant.
Meaning of the Eye of Horus Tattoo:
- Ward off the evil eye
- Egyptian God
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