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Eye of Horus




Saturday, October 01, 2011
Eye of Horus
Ummm.  Super model Naomi Campbell got a house for her birthday.  And not just ANY old house either.  Her billionaire boyfriend bought her a 25-bedroom house on a private island in Turkey designed by Spanish Architect Luis de Garrido that is supposed to depict the Eye of Horus, an ancient Egyptian symbol of protection, royal power and good health.  The eye is personified in the goddess Wadjet...one of the earliest of Egyptian deities.  Horus was the ancient Egyptian sky god who was usually depicted as a falcon. His right eye was associated with the sun Ra.  [Source]  Nice gift. 
Photo:  Luis de Garrido

Photo: Luis de Garrido

Photo: Luis de Garrido

Photo: Luis de Garrido
Evidently, the house is eco-friendly...which is entirely up my alley.  Did I mention that the island where Naomi's Horus house is located is known as Cleopatra Island?  Local legend has it that Mark Antony imported the sand especially for Cleopatra herself, who would not set foot on any land that wasn’t Egyptian.  [Source Well, excuse me. 
Udjat
According to Egyptartsite.com,
the sound eye of Horus
symbolizing healing and protection.

In case you hadn't noticed, the way the photos above show off Naomi's new digs are a depiction of the mirror image, or left eye [of Horus], [which]...represent[s] the moon and the god Djehuti (Thoth) [Source] and not the sun Ra.
No matter.  Since I'm in to anything with cultural significance (including 25-bedroom homes), I have a question to ask you:  If you could have a house designed with an ancient symbol as the theme, which ancient symbol would you choose?

4 comments:

Aqueelah on: October 1, 2011 at 7:37 PM said...

Such a unique idea for a home. I would choose infinity as my ancient symbol.

OneBrownGirl.com® on: October 2, 2011 at 9:32 AM said...

I was asked on Facebook which symbol I would choose and I think it would have to be the Ankh, the symbol of eternal life. #figurative

Shayurrie on: October 3, 2011 at 1:46 PM said...

What a wonderful idea...maybe the Seed of Life, I really find it intriguing the number of symbols and meanings which are derived from this one.

April D. Thompson on: October 9, 2011 at 6:36 AM said...

I would say the ankh or the ohm. I have an ankh tattoo on my wrist and usually wear a necklace with an ohm charm when I haven't misplaced it.

 

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