Gayer-Anderson Cat Support Originally the cat would have had stone or glass eyes. The wedjat originates from the god Horus. Wedjat stands for “the sound one” which comes from Horus losing his left lunar eye during a fight with his enemy Seth over the throne. Thoth, Hather or Isis then restored the eye. “The injury to the eye and its subsequent healing were believed to be reflected in the waxing and waning of the moon” (British Museum. 3). It was first used as an amulet eye when Horus gave it to Osiris, and it brought him back to life. Due to the regenerative and protective powers it was put on mummies. So the cat was likely part of a burial. Sources: http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/highlights/highlight_objects/aes/b/bronze_figure_of_a_seated_cat.aspx https://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/highlights/articles/e/examination_of_the_divine_cat.aspx http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/highlights/highlight_objects/aes/f/faience_wedjat_eye_amulet.aspx


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