Superstitions and beliefs

Horus Eye

Horus Eye superstition

The Eye of Horus is also called the Eye Oudjat.

It is representative of the eye of the falcon god Horus.

In transliteration of hieroglyphic writing, irt means eye. And wḏȝ means ‘to preserve’, or ‘protection’. Irt Oudjat, therefore means ‘preserved eye’.

Egyptologists consider that the figuration of the Oudjat Eye is a hybrid of human eye and hawk eye. It combines the parts of the human eye, with the tasks of the falcon’s eye.


The God Seth, uncle of Horus, tore off and cut the eye of Horus into 6 pieces during their fight. Horus wanted to take revenge on the murder of his father. The eye was cast into the Nile.

5 fragments were recovered using the Thoth net. The 6th fragment was miraculously added to make the eye work again, before being returned to Horus.

The Oudjat Eye had a magic function related to prophylaxis (set of medical means implemented to prevent the appearance, aggravation or spread of diseases), the restoration of completeness and the vision of the invisible.

Eye of Horus

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