A lovely pendant of the Egyptian Eye of Horus symbol, made from fine nickel free pewter with a black adjustable cord necklace.
The Eye of Horus was used as a sign of prosperity and protection, derived from the myth of Isis and Osiris. In its origin story, it was the eye of Horus, god of the heavens, which was ripped out by his uncle Set.
The Egyptian eye meaning varies because it refers to several different symbols in Egyptian culture, including:
the Eye of Horus,
the Eye of Ra,
and the wedjat eye.
While the names are often used interchangeably, there are different origin stories for the gods and the eyes associated with them, and each type of eye has a different symbolic meaning. For example, while the Eye of Horus, often called the wedjat eye, is associated with healing and wisdom, the Eye of Ra is associated with power and destruction. Nevertheless, both meanings caused the eye to be worshiped as a powerful symbol in ancient Egyptian society.