Friday, August 30, 2013

Mathematics of the Eye of Horus


Different parts of the Eye of Horus were thought to be used by the ancient Egyptians to represent one divided by the first six powers of two:
  • The right side of the eye = 1/2
  • The pupil = 1/4
  • The eyebrow = 1/8
  • The left side of the eye = 1/16
  • The curved tail = 1/32
  • The teardrop = 1/64
If that's a little confusing, here's what it would look like if drawn out in a square:

The Eye of Horus fractions represented in a square.
According to some schools of thought these divisions are also believed to have represented the various senses as shown in the image below:


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