Eye of Horus: A comment on the title image
Regular readers of this blog might have noticed that I had the following image of an eye on this template earlier:
This was cropped out of the following:
A well-wisher writes to me that the latter image is an Egyptian glyph called 'the eye of Horus'. More from the comment:
The 'eye of Horus' is a talismanic image and incorporates some mystic mathematics and (seemingly grisly) mythology as well: different portions of the eye glyph represent fractions (powers of 1/2) which add up to 63/64. Each fraction apparently corresponds to a portion of the body of the god Osiris which was cut to pieces and scattered by his vengeful brother Seth - and found and reassembled by his widow Isis. The remaining 1/64 corresponds to the phallus which was probably never retrieved.
So I decided to have the full glyph as the background image of the title field. Further comments are welcome.