Your browser does not currently recognize any of the video formats available. Click here to visit our frequently. The Eye of Horus is an ancient Egyptian symbol of protection, royal power and good health. The eye is personified in the goddess Wadjet The Eye of Horus is. Discover the history and beliefs surrounding the 'Eye of Horus ' which features in many images, hieroglyphs, pictures and amulets found in ancient Egypt. Horus. According to one story, Horus sacrificed one of his own eyes for Osiris. That cobra is Wadjet, a protective deity. In ancient Egyptian mythology the eye was not just the passive organ of sight but symbolized action, protection or anger. Hathor is also depicted with this eye. To scare the crap out of me! Osiris relaxed in the chest and declared happily that the chest was his prize. An interpretation of the Milky Way was that it was the primal snake, Wadjet, the protector of Egypt. Each piece was associated with one of the six senses and a specific fraction. Advertise Media Kit Contact. Earthenware Wedjat amulet on display at the Louvre , c. She was the tutelary deity of Lower Egypt and the major Delta shrine the "per-nu" was under her protection. Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising.