The Eye of Providence: from religious symbol to Illuminati icon
Discover the truth behind the slippery symbol
The Eye of Providence, sometimes referred to as the "seeing eye," is an iconic logo that has come to be associated with the Illuminati, a secret group of elite individuals whom conspiracy theorists believe are trying to control global affairs.
The human eye within a triangle is a favorite for conspiracy theorists for the simple fact that it appears everywhere. It is found on churches, in artwork, and even on the back of the US dollar bill.
Although there is evidence that the Freemasons, upon whose teachings the original Illuminati based their work, did use the Eye of Providence as a symbol, in fact it was originally used as a religious symbol.
Check out this gallery to learn about the true provenance of the Eye of Providence.