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Tools to get information about wedjat Horus eye. Wedjat represents the eye of the falcon god, Horus. It is named wedjat, word that means full.

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Eye of Horus (Wedjat)

Image of the Eye of Horus

The picture of the eye is sometimes in a direction, sometimes in another.

The 6 fractions of the Eye of Horus

Several stories associate the eye with the first fractions (but this hypothesis has been refuted):
1/2 + 1/4 + 1/8 + 1/16 + 1/32 + 1/64 = 63/64. Denominators are all powers of 2.

What does the Eye of Horus represents and symbolizes?

Wedjat represents the eye of the falcon god, Horus, and is considered as a lucky sign (in Egypt for example).

This eye symbolizes the health and the integrity.

What does Wedjat means?

Wedjat means complete, full.

However, mathematically, the sum of the fractions of the eye do not equals 100%:

Example: $$\frac{1}{2} + \frac{1}{4} + \frac{1}{8} + \frac{1}{16} + \frac{1}{32} + \frac{1}{64} = \frac{63}{64} \approx 0.984375 = 98.4375\%$$

What is the history of the Eye of Horus?

Osiris, king of ancient Egypt died, drowned in the Nile by his brother Seth, who gets the throne in Egypt. Driven by vengeance for the death of his father, Horus declared war on his uncle Seth. After many battles, Seth is defeated and Horus returned to the head of Egypt.

During one of these epic battles, Horus lost an eye, the legend says it broke into 6 pieces.

Thoth, god of Egyptian mythology, reconstructed the eye by fragments and returned it to Horus. The eye of Horus then took the symbolic of victory, the superiority of good over evil.

Why a fragment of the eye is missing?

When Thot found the fragments of the eye, it is incomplete, a part is missing and he decides to replace it, that is why 1/64 is missing.

Why the eye is sometimes in a direction, sometimes in the other?

The eye is generally represented in the direction of the hieroglyphs.

Certain beliefs associate different attributes with the left eye (rather masculine, scientific) and with the right eye (rather feminine and literary), these are beliefs (besides their sexist side) which engage only those who believe in it.

In which direction are read the hieroglyphs?

Hieroglyphes are read from right to left when human characters are turned on the right, else it's the opposite.

What is the relationship between the eye of Horus and the golden ratio?

The sum of the inverse powers of 2 (from 1/2 + 1/4 + 1/8 + 1/16 + 1/32 + ...) is an infinite sequence which is equal to 1.

Difficult to find a link with the golden ratio, so to say that the eye of Horus has a relationship with the golden ratio is mathematically wrong.

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