3 The disk is often called Ra's "daughter" in Egyptian texts. Therefore, the Eye of Ra precedes and represents the floodwaters that restore fertility to all of Egypt. In any case, whether the ancient Egyptians had recognized this mathematical linkto infinity or not, it is clear that the signs for the successive Horus-Eye fractions were designed together as a system, and that this numerical system was related to a major mythical event. 18 Nadine Guilhou suggests that the Eye's rampage alludes to the heat and widespread disease of the Egyptian summer, and in particular to the epagomenal days before the new year, which were regarded as unlucky. What do the colors mean? In Helck, Wolfgang; Otto, Eberhard. She is his partner in the creative cycle in which he begets the renewed form of himself that is born at dawn. BC) and a more complete account in the Bremner-Rhind Papyrus from the Late Period (664332 BC demonstrates the Eye's close connection with Ra and Atum and her ability to act independently. Bastet was depicted as both a domestic cat and a lioness, and with these two forms she could represent both the peaceful and violent aspects of the Eye. 29 When the goddess is at last placated, the retrieving god escorts her back to Egypt. 3537 a b Wilkinson 2003,. . That the Horus Eye series includes only six components and needs a magically obtained seventh part to make this divine unit complete was therefore not due to any lack of computing skills among the pharaonic scribes. . "The Apotropaic Goddess in the Eye". Many cultures believe that receiving the evil eye will cause misfortune or injury. Ucla Encyclopedia of Egyptology. 41 The deities associated with the Eye were not restricted to feline and serpent forms.