The Eye of Ra: Meaning & Symbolism


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How did Ra stop Hathor from her killing streak after he sent her to Earth as the Eye of Ra?

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1. Why did Ra send the Eye of Ra, said to be the right eye of his daughter, Hathor, to Earth?

2. The Egyptian god Ra is often represented with a human body and the head of a falcon. He wears a sun-disk on his head that is encircled by the sacred cobra. Which of these represented the Eye of Ra?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These questions allow you to assess your knowledge of the Eye of Ra. See if you know the significance of this eye in Egyptian mythology.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz/worksheet set you'll make sure you know about:

  • The reason the Eye of Ra was sent to Earth
  • Representations of the Eye of Ra
  • The relationship between Egyptians and the Eye of Ra

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the Eye of Ra in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the form the Eye of Ra took when it arrived on Earth
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about why Ra sent the Eye of Ra to Earth and how he ended its killing spree

Additional Learning

If you want to know more about this aspect of Egyptian mythology, read the lesson titled The Eye of Ra: Meaning & Symbolism. This lesson explains:

  • The powers and attributes possessed by Ra
  • Uraeuses
  • Dual views of the Sun held by ancient Egyptians