The Eye Of Horus Ring
A perfect symbol of knowledge and ancient magic
Inlaid with a precious stone of your choice.
The Eye of Horus
also known as The Eye of Ra
, is an ancient Egyptian symbol, of protection, health, royalty and sovereignty. The Eye was a representation of the goddess Wadjet
, protector of lower Egypt, and after the unification of the two kingdoms, she became the patron of Egypt, and the eye became a symbol of royal power.
The image of the eye was actually taken from the image of a falcon’s eye.
The falcon was the symbol of Horus, the god of the Sky, and the rich fertile black land. In mythology, it was said that his right eye was the Sun and his left eye was the Moon
, and that they traversed the sky, when he, in the image of a falcon flew across it. According to myth, his left eye, became the pale moon, when his nemesis, the god Seth (ruler of the desert, the god of storm, disorder and chaos) gouged his eye during one of their battles. He was healed and restored by Thoth, the god of knowledge and magic, hence, the eye became a symbol of protection, magic and healing.
The symbol on the sides of the ring is the Egyptian Lotus flower
. The source and the center of life in the Sahara desert region of the upper and lower kingdoms of Egypt was, of course, the Nile, which produced so many myths for the Egyptians. Nymphaea caerulea, also known as the Blue Egyptian water lily or sacred blue lily was a common water lily and an integral part of the Nile's ecosystem. For the Egyptians, it was one of the most magnificent images, so it doesn't come as a surprise that it became one of the most revered and sacred symbols in their culture.
The sacred blue lotus is one of the most common symbols in the Egyptian art. It can be found in ancient temples and tombs of the ancient kingdom. Most of the times the blue lotus can be found in scenes of celebrations, dances, religious ceremonies, religious festivals and spiritual and sacred contexts. For the ancient Egyptians, the beautiful blue lotus holds deep meaning and symbolism. The Blue lotus rising during the day from the Nile along with the Sun, It's blue sky color with its sun-like glowing deep yellow center, symbolized the sun itself. It's sweet scent welcomed the morning and symbolized life and it's sinking during the night time marked darkness death and the afterlife. That is why it is a symbol of creation, life, sun and rebirth
The Book of the Dead, Papyrus of Hunefer-spell of being transformed into a lotus says:
"I am this pure Lotus which went forth from the sunshine, which is at the nose of Ra; I have descended that I may seek it for Horus, for I am the pure one who issued from the marsh
The image that accompanied this prayer was that of the deceased head emerging from a lotus flower with this prayer, where he asks to become a lotus flower so that he will gain eternal life.