The eye of Horus and the Eye of Ra were both used frequently in ancient Egypt, most notably in drawings and jewelry. This lesson will examine the. The Eye of Ra or Eye of Re is a being in ancient Egyptian mythology that functions as a them, sometimes take active roles in mythology, possibly because the word for "eye" in Egyptian, jrt, resembles another word meaning "do" or "act". Roles · Procreative · Aggressive and protective · Worship. The Wadjet (or Ujat, meaning "Whole One") is a powerful symbol of However, it was also known as the " Eye of Ra ", a powerful destructive force linked with the.