The third eye (also known as the inner eye) is a mystical and esoteric concept referring to a speculative invisible eye which provides perception beyond ordinary sight. In certain dharmic spiritual traditions such as Hinduism, the third eye refers to the ajna, or brow, chakra. In Thesophy it is related to the pineal gland. The third eye refers to the gate that leads to inner realms and spaces of higher consciousness. The Eye of Horus is an ancient Egyptian symbol of protection, royal power and good health.
The eye is personified in the goddess Wadjet (also written as Wedjat, or “Udjat”, Uadjet, Wedjoyet, Edjo or Uto). It is also known as ”The Eye of Ra”. The name Wadjet is derived from “wadj” meaning “green”, hence “the green one”, and was known to the Greeks and Romans as “uraeus” from the Egyptian “iaret” meaning “risen one” from the image of a cobra rising up in protection.
Wadjet was one of the earliest of Egyptian deities who later became associated with other goddesses such as Bast, Sekhmet, Mut, and Hathor. She was the tutelary deity of Lower Egypt and the major Delta shrine the “per-nu” was under her protection. Hathor is also depicted with this eye. Horus was the ancient Egyptian sky god who was usually depicted as a falcon, most likely a lanner or peregrine falcon. His right eye was associated with the sun Ra. The eye symbol represents the marking around the eye of the falcon, including the “teardrop” marking sometimes found below the eye. Horus was the ancient Egyptian sky god who was usually depicted as a falcon, most likely a lanner or peregrine falcon. His right eye was associated with the sun Ra. The eye symbol represents the marking around the eye of the falcon, including the “teardrop” marking sometimes found below the eye.
The Eye of Ra, also known as solar eye is ancient Egyptian symbol that represents power and authority. It is also a symbol of fire and light, concentration and quick reaction. According to ancient Egyptian beliefs, the Eye of Ra was able to burn a bad person.
The Eye of Ra is typified as a cobra, usually with wings in honor of the Egyptian goddess Nehbet – goddess of the hawk, and bound with a solar disk. The Sun’s Eye is identified with the goddess Uadzhet in the form of a serpent, and with Nehbet, seats Ma’at, Hathor, and all goddesses who were depicted as a lioness – Tefnut, Sohmet and Mejia.Uadzhet was usually depicted as flames erupting and a poison snake, with a solar eye that burns with fire all its enemies.
Ra – Sun God, King of the Gods a falcon crowned with a sun disk or a man with a falcon’s head.
Ra was the God of the Sun. He sailed across the heavens in a boat called the ‘Barque of Millions of Years’. At the end of each day Ra was thought to die and sailed on his night voyage through the Underworld, leaving the Moon to light the world above. The boat would sail through the twelve doors, representing the twelve hours of night-time. The next
It was not always smooth sailing. During the day Ra had to fight his chief enemy, a snake called Apep. He was helped by the other gods, such as Seth and Bastet. The sun disk on Ra’s head often has a cobra round it. A cobra appears on the forehead of Pharaohs, like Tutankhamun. Ra was the greatest of the gods and he kept his power in his secret name, which only he knew. He had started to grow old, and sometimes he dribbled. Isis collected some of his saliva and made it into a snake. She hid the snake where Ra would walk. When Ra trod on it, it bit him, and Ra screamed in pain. All the gods gathered round, but none could heal him. Isis said “If you tell me your secret name, this will give me enough magic power to heal you.” Ra didn’t want to do this, but eventually the pain was so bad that he had to. Isis healed him, and ever since then she has the magic powers that Ra had.
Hathor – the Goddess of love, music, dance cow horns and sundisk on head. Sekhmet – the Goddess of the sun
Husband of Isis and Father of Horus: Hathor was the goddess of joy, motherhood, and love. She looked after all women. She was the goddess of music and dancing, as well. Dead women were identified with Hathor, as men were identified with Osiris. She has a sun disk on her head and cow horns. Sometimes she had cow’s ears or was a whole cow.
But she had another side as well, as Sekhmet, the Eye of Ra, the destructive Sun Goddess.
The Egyptians knew that the Sun brought life, but they also knew that the desert Sun could kill you. Ra, the Sun God, was angry with mankind, because they laughed at him. He said that he’d send down his anger as Sekhmet, the Eye of Ra. She went down to Earth, killing men, and drinking their blood. She started to frighten Ra, who only wanted to punish Mankind, not destroy them all. So he dyed some beer red, to look like blood. When Sekhmet saw the beer, she was thristy for blood, so she drank it all, got drunk and went to sleep. When she woke up, Ra persuaded her to stop killing Mankind.