The All-Seeing Eye of Providence or (the all-seeing eye of God) is a symbol showing an eye often surrounded by rays of light and usually on top or enclosed by a triangle or pyramid. Imagery of an all-seeing eye can be traced back to Egyptian mythology and the Eye of Horus. It also appears in Buddhism, where Buddha is also regularly referred to as the "Eye of the World" Today, the Eye of Providence is usually associated with Freemasonry. The Eye first appeared as part of the standard iconography of the Freemasons in 1797.