The Wadjet (or Ujat, meaning "Whole One") is a powerful symbol of protection in ancient Egypt also known as the " Eye of Horus" and the "all seeing eye ". The Eye of Horus symbol originates in Egypt but appears in a variety of more modern contexts, particularly within neopagan, new age, and. The Eye of Horus was a powerful protection symbol from Ancient Egypt. It is also known as the Wedjat. The Eye of Horus was a sacred symbol said to protect. However, modern Coptic organizations may still employ older symbols, sometimes returning to the ankh itself. Horus gave the reassembled eye to his murdered father Osiris, thereby bringing him back to life. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License ; additional terms may apply. The sun was called "Atum" at dusk, "Osiris" at night, "Khepri" at dawn and "Re" at noon. Ra sends out his eye to seek information as well as hand out wrath and vengeance against those who have insulted him. The first pair were therefore not really powerful until the Single Eye could return them to their creator. Pictures of Egyptian Symbols. The Eye of Horus was believed to be a fetish, an object that was believed to embody magical powers and offer magical protection. In one myth, when Set and Horus were fighting for the throne after Osiris 's death, Set gouged out Horus's left eye. Old style Coptic crosses bear a clear influence from the Egyptian Ankh. While various sources attempt to ascribe meaning to whether a left or right eye is depicted, no rule can be applied universally. The Wedjat Eye brought enough Ka-power just as Atum's embrace gave Ka-power to Shu and Tefnut to heal any injury and to allow the natural motion of the soul to be restored. The was symbol represented a ceremonial staff and was often displayed in connection with the ankh.