Eye of Horus
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According to the ancient myth, the rivalling god Seth (God of darkness) tore Horus' eye out. Seth was Horus' uncle, 
who contended with Horus for the Egyptian throne after he killed and dismembered his father, Osiris. Thot, the Moon 
God and the patron of sciences, put it back in order and healed it. Each part of the eye is made up of a commonly used 
symbol in Egyptian hieroglyphic. Their total, corresponding to the restoration of the eye brought about by Thot, should 
have added up to a whole. In fact, the total of the six fractions used results in only 63/64; it was assumed that Thot had 
withheld the missing 1/64 by magic. This symbol is much loved by the Egyptian and is commonly used in stamp designs. 
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