In ancient Egyptian Lore,
there was a great battle between Osiris and Set.
A jealous Set slew Osiris
and dropped his body into the Nile.
The Goddess Isis,
rescued the body of her husband
and prepared the ceremonial burial of Osiris,
but his brother Set,
stole the body away
and hacked it into pieces.
Isis searched all of Egypt
and with the god Anubis
gathered together his pieces
and made him whole.
Mounting the corpse of Osiris,
Isis conceived a son:
Isis escaped with her son to the marshes,
jealously guarding him from the vengeful god:
raising her son in secret
who was to ascend to his rightful throne.
Horus emerged from the marshes
sought his father’ heritage
and presented his claim to the gods.
After long debate
and secret deals behind closed doors
the final verdict was in his favor.
with the decision between Ra
and the rest of the gods,
Set and Horus
had a great battle
in which Horus lost an eye
The eye of Horus
was found and restored
by the god Thoth.
presented the healed eye to his father
(residing in the underworld),
represented the restoration
of royal power.
restored Horus´ eye,
it was given the name “Wadjet”
(translated by both ideas of:
“whole” or “healthy”
and derived from ‘wadj’
hence ‘the green one’
and was known to the Greeks and Romans
from the Egyptian
from the image of a cobra
rising up in protection),
personified in the goddess Wadjet
from the age of Lower Egypt.
In the symbolism of ancient times,
there are two eyes of Horis,
the right eye is associated
with concrete factual information:
words, letters, and numbers
and those things which are describable in terms
or complete thoughts:
the “male” aspect.
Horus’ left eye
which has been torn out
relates to the waxing and waning of the moon
appearing to have been torn out of the sky
and restored once a month;
representing abstract aesthetic information,
feelings and intuition:
When I chose to develop my own version of the Wadget Eye,
I selected the Left Eye of Horis; representing the feminine qualities,
intuitive and unconscious levels of perception.
This amulet is for those who are interested
in strengthening those intuitive muscles
for greater perception of the world around them.
While it has been used for centuries
as the “Evil Eye”
meaning it is a for protection,
the intent is to heighten
the bearer’s ability
to identify the problem
on an unconscious level.
It is up to the user
to respond to one’s own
“inner voice” of intuition.
Other Amulets may be seen at the
created and developed
by Kirk McLaren
of Amulets by Merlin
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