Eye symbols in different cultures

Eye symbols in different cultures

In many cultures, there is an eye that is of importance. You can call it anything, superstition, myth or spiritual belief people use these eyes. Mostly symbolizing protection and knowledge let’s take a look at 3 eye symbols from different parts of the world.

In Ancient Egypt, it is the eye of Horus. Horus was the god of the sky in ancient Egypt. It is thought that the eye of Horus symbolizes the eye of conscience that never closes, and nothing can be unnoticed by conscience. According to another belief, the eye symbolizes six senses—smell, sight, thought, hearing, taste, and touch. To this day, the eye of Horus still has importance.

Maybe the most popular and known one; is the evil eye. It means “kem göz” or better known as “nazar” in Turkish which means someone glaring at you in envy so something bad might happen to you. That is why there is a bead to protect you called “Nazar boncuğu”. Made from blue glass, nazar boncuğu is hung at homes, offices, children’s clothing, and anything else that you want to protect from spiteful eyes. Coming in many shapes and sizes, nazar boncuğu is the perfect souvenir to take back home and protect your home.

Unlike other eyes that represent protection from evil, in India, the opening of the third eye is associated with spirituality and is believed to see beyond ordinary sight when you reach your spiritual awakening. The third eye is located at the center of the forehead. Through meditation and inner peace, it is believed to open your third eye.


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