The Wedjat Eye was a symbolic representation of protection and carried as an amulet or charm. It was also placed protectively on the mummified body. The Wedjat, or Eye of Horus, was strongly associated with healing and an offer of healing. Horus is often depicted offering the eye to his father Osiris. The eye, lost in a struggle with Seth, the god of chaos, and later restored, came to symbolize restoration and health. The protective eye was also painted on coffins as a possible "window onto the world for the deceased." The Wedjet Eye also decorated the bows of boats for protection and perhaps also provided a vision of the route ahead.