Whether it is the symbol of the third eye or the eye of the Illuminati, the Eye of Horus has always been connected with great power since the time of ancient Egypt.
What is the Eye of Horus really?
The Eye of Horus, also known as Wadjet or Ujat, was an ancient Egyptian symbol of protection. This symbol consists of an eye, an eyebrow and is decorated in the shape of a falcon’s eye. However, this symbol is also sometimes called the Eye of Ra, although the Eye of Ra is said to have the opposite power to the sun. Meanwhile, the Eye of Horus is often depicted as an amulet protecting the living and the dead, as well as representing health, strength, and power.
The myth of the god’s eye
According to ancient Egyptian mythology, Horus was the god of the sky, taking the form of a falcon. The eyes of the god Horus are the union of the sun and the moon. The myth of Horus is related to Set – Horus’ uncle, the god Set was convicted of killing Horus’ father, the god Osiris. Horus’ mother, the goddess Isis, gathered the pieces of her husband’s body, and Horus donated one of her eyes to revive his father. Another myth explains that the Eye of Horus was created when Horus lost one of his eyes during a battle with Set.
To explain the power of the Eye of Horus, the Egyptians said that when the eye of Horus – which represents the moon – was lost, the moon weakened. The god Thoth was forced to heal Horus’ eye, hence the name Wadjet – meaning whole or health.
The myth of Ra’s eyes
Parallel to the Eye of Horus is the Eye of Ra. Some people identify these two magic eyes together, but there are also people who separate them. The reason is that the Eye of Ra often has a more negative connotation. Myths say that Ra ruled over humans for a long time and that he was too old and weak, resulting in humans no longer obeying and respecting him. Therefore, Ra decided to punish the people. He sent his daughter – the goddess Ureas – to do it. However, Ureas seems to have gone too far, forcing Ra to think of a way to stop her, or else the humans will be destroyed. To prevent Ureas from drinking human blood, Ra concocted a fermented juice from pomegranate seeds, which was as red as blood, and tricked his daughter into drinking it. As a result, Ureas was drunk to the point of unconsciousness, thereby saving the people.
This is probably also the myth that explains the iris of Ra’s Eye is red while Horus’s Eye is blue.
Eye of Horus in the modern world
This symbol may be related to the Celestial Eye (Eye of God or Eye of Providence) on the $1 bill and the Triangle. The Eye of Heaven, the Eye of Horace, and similar symbols are all seen by conspiracy theorists as symbols of the Illuminati.
In addition, the Eye of Horus is also related to Thelemite – an occult society, which considers the twentieth century to be the Age of Horus. In theology, the Eye of Horus is closely related to the pineal gland, which is considered the third eye. This is not necessarily unreasonable as modern scientific studies have shown that the pineal gland is an old photoreceptor. In a certain species, it is actually associated with the third eye as well as the so-called third eye. Philosophers such as Rene Descartes also believed that the pineal gland was the seat of the human soul.