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A silver Egyptian necklace decorated with the symbol of the ability to see "what-is-hidden": the eye of Horus.
- 925 sterling silver: purity and quality guaranteed
- Resistant pendant: meshed, reinforced and elegant structure
- Very agreeable to wear
- Neat and precise details
- Chain length: 19.5" (50 cm) | Pendant size: 33 mm | Weight: ~16 gr
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Who was Horus, the son of the perfect pharaoh Osiris?
In Egyptian mythology, Horus is the son of Osiris and Isis. Horus, a falcon-headed god was born during the small period where Osiris was resurrected by Isis and Nephthys after Osiris murder by his own brother, Set, jealous of him.
After being hidden from Set during all its childhood, Horus will face Set to retrieve the kingdom of Egypt which belonged to him by right as the son of the pharaoh-god Osiris.
The Udjat eye
In some myths of ancient Egypt, the two eyes of Horus are the Sun and the Moon. The left eye of Horus (the "Udjat eye") is a symbol used in funerary rite because supposed to protect the righteous souls.
This eye was removed by Set (during Horus's sleep) and healed by Thoth one day later. For this reason, this eye represents the Moon which constantly disappears and reappears in the sky of the night (and which personifies the cycle of birth and rebirth of ancient Egyptians).
The falcon of Horus
In ancient Egypt, several species of falcons coexisted. The representations of the bird of Horus being most often very stylized, it is rather difficult to formally identify it to a particular species.
However, it seems that Horus belong to the species of peregrine falcons. This falcon has the particularity of having dark feathers under the eyes that draw a kind of crescent shape (a particularity that we find on the stylized eye of Horus, the eye Udjat).