Eye of Horus

The Ancient Egyptians believed the Eye of Horus (also known as the Egyptian Eye) embodied the symbolic power of protection in the afterlife. According to Ancient Egyptian mythology, the god Horus lost his eye in a battle against his uncle Seth, but it was later magically restored by Hathor. The eye was personified as a god itself, named Wadjet. This symbol, ‘the all seeing eye’ is one of the most extensively employed in Ancient Egyptian amulet craft and jewellery. The eye would bring prosperity, health, wisdom and protection to the wearer.