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The Legend of the Eye of Horus


The ancient Egyptians lived in a society considered to be one of the most fascinating in human history. The people of that time could transmit certain aspects of their spirituality through symbols, architecture, art, legends, particular mythology, and mysterious objects and artifacts. It is simply incredible for historians that so many traces have come down to us, given the millennia that separate us from this grand civilization. Symbols, in particular, have played a key role in transmitting cultural knowledge from one generation to the next. Whether it is the hieroglyphics inscribed on the walls of temples and obelisks, papyri containing descriptions of ancient religious rituals, or lucky charms still used today by the people, they are everywhere and tell us a lot about the way the ancient Egyptians approached the world. Of all these, the Eye of Horus is arguably one of the most recognizable (and one of the most recognized for that matter). Named after one of the most powerful and influential gods in the Egyptian pantheon, the meaning of the Eye of Horus runs deep and yet still very current. In this article, we will try to unravel its secrets and mysteries by focusing on the various mythological aspects. This will help us better understand how this symbol could occupy such an essential place in the enlightened culture of ancient Egypt. To begin with, let’s take a look at the god Horus; understanding his story is undoubtedly a good starting point.


Publication Date
Oct 6, 2021
Religion & Spirituality
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
By (author): sacredcrafts



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