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Windows to the Soul
Eyes and vision are powerful symbols of deities and knowledge. Explore ancient and modern legends from around the world.
A popular English proverb declares that the eyes are the windows to the soul. This metaphor illustrates just one way eyes have been used as a powerful symbol of the supernatural. Over the years they have represented deities, spiritual awakening and knowledge – the all-seeing and the all-powerful.
Older superstitions and rituals have not totally given way to modern times. As we will see, cultures and governments around the world have adopted these symbols, making the eye a powerful emblem even today.
- Eye Temple of Brak
- Eye of Horus
- The Evil Eye
- Eyes of Buddha
- Eye of God
- Patron Saints of Eyes and Vision
- Ex-voto and Milagros