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Horus was often the ancient Egyptian's national patron god. <a name=.He was usually depicted as a falcon-headed man wearing the pschent, or a red & white crown, as a symbol of kingship over the entire kingdom of Egypt."^ She is usually depicted as a cat-headed woman.
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^ Horus is the Falcon-God Lord of the Sky and symbol of divine kingship.
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^ Horus was represented either as a falcon-headed man or as a falcon.
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.Horus was often the ancient Egyptian's national patron god.^ Horus was considered a god in ancient Egypt.

^ And Horus, great falcon-headed symbol, is my patron god."
  • The Wings of Horus - a short story by Algernon Blackwood 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.shortstoryarchive.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Ancient Egyptians paraded a manger and child representing Horus through the streets at the time of the winter solstice (about DEC-21).

He was usually depicted as a falcon-headed man wearing the pschent, or a red & white crown, as a symbol of kingship over the entire kingdom of Egypt.
God of the king, the sky and vengeance
Major cult center Nekhen, Behdet Edfu
Symbol the wedjat eye,
Parents Osiris and Isis
Siblings Anubis (in some accounts)
Consort Hathor (in one version)
Children Imsety, Hapi, Duamutef, Qebehsenuef and Ihy
.Horus is one of the oldest and most significant of the deities in the Ancient Egyptian religion who was worshipped from at least the late Predynastic period through to Greco-Roman times.^ The Ancient Egyptians believed it to be one of the most powerful protective symbols.

^ And whenever we speak of Horus, this is the one most people are referring to.
  • The Christ Myth: Part 2 – Horus | Relijournal 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC relijournal.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The name “Horus” was actually used for multiple deities, the most famous of whom is Harseisis (Heru-sa-Aset) or Horus, the son of Isis.
  • The Christ Myth: Part 2 – Horus | Relijournal 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC relijournal.com [Source type: Original source]

.Different forms of Horuses are recorded in history and these are treated as distinct gods by Egyptologists.^ "Others say that the double Divine Soul which dwelleth in the Divine Twin-gods is the Soul of Ra and the Soul of Osiris, and yet others say that it is the Soul which dwelleth in Shu, and the Soul which dwelleth in Tefnut, and that these two Souls form the double Divine Soul which dwelleth in Tetu.
  • DREAMS OF THE EYE OF HORUS 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.greatdreams.com [Source type: Original source]

[1] .These various forms may possibly be different perceptions of the same multi-layered deity in which certain attributes or syncretic relationships are emphasised, not necessarily in opposition but complementary to one another, consistent with how the Ancient Egyptians viewed the multiple facets of reality.^ Seemingly referring to a myth according to which Horus, referred to as Horus the Elder, was a brother of Osiris, Isis, Seth and Nephthys, or possibly an example of how Egyptians made do with few nouns describing familial relationships.
  • The Contendings of Horus and Seth 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.reshafim.org.il [Source type: Original source]

^ One star, Sirius, shines brighter than any other and is also among the most prominent in the ancient astronomical religions of the Egyptians and the Dogon tribe of Africa, among others.

^ And, although the styles differ considerably, they slip in to one another seamlessly.
  • HORUS CyclicDaemon ~ r e l e a s e s 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.horus.cz [Source type: General]

[2] .The earliest recorded form is Horus the Falcon who was the patron deity of Nekhen in Upper Egypt and who is the first known national god, specifically related to the king who in time became to be regarded as a manifestation of Horus in life and Osiris in death.^ And Horus, great falcon-headed symbol, is my patron god."
  • The Wings of Horus - a short story by Algernon Blackwood 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.shortstoryarchive.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Then Osiris became King of the dead, while Horus was King on earth.
  • The Baldwin Project: Boys of the Ages by Laura Woolsey Lord Scales 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.mainlesson.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The temple is dedicated to the falcon god Horus.
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[1] .The most commonly encountered family relationship describes Horus as the son of Isis and Osiris but in another tradition Hathor is regarded as his mother and sometimes as his wife.^ Horus was the son of Isis and Osiris.
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^ Son of Osiris When Isis became identified as Hathor (i.e.
  • Horus - Egyptian God Horus - Egyptian Mythology - Horus - Eye of Horus 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.egyptiandreams.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

^ Horus’s mother is Isis.
  • Stupid Evil Bastard: Ending the Myth of Horus 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC stupidevilbastard.com [Source type: Original source]

[1] .Horus served many functions in the Egyptian pantheon, most notably being the god of the Sky, god of War and god of Protection.^ You mean horus, the god of the sky to ancient Egyptians?
  • Christianity is based on Egyptian Myths - Jesus Christ is Horus, page 1 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.abovetopsecret.com [Source type: General]

^ There are aspects of the god Horus that many believe were copied and used by the Jews and early Christians to create their own god Jesus Christ.
  • The Christ Myth: Part 2 – Horus | Relijournal 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC relijournal.com [Source type: Original source]

^ As Horus was the son of Ra , and god of the sky, he became closely associated with the Pharaoh of Upper Egypt (where Horus was worshipped), and became their patron.
  • Horus - Egyptian God Horus - Egyptian Mythology - Horus - Eye of Horus 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.egyptiandreams.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

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Origin mythology

.Horus was born to the goddess Isis after she retrieved all the dismembered body parts of her murdered husband Osiris, except his penis which was thrown into the Nile and eaten by a catfish,[3][4] and used her magic powers to resurrect Osiris and fashion a gold phallus[5] to conceive her son.^ Horus was a "magical child," born to Isis after her husband and brother Osiris was murdered by their evil brother Seth (Taurus).

^ Horus was the son of Isis and Osiris.
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^ Seth had Osiris dismembered, and Isis eventually recovered all the pieces except the phallus, which she fashioned from her magical powers.

.In another version of the story, Isis was impregnated by divine fire.^ In the Greek versions of the story, the divine spiritual partner is usually depicted as Hathor, rather than the queen; the father is sometimes depicted as Horus.
  • The Nativity of Amenhotep III at Luxor | Birth Scene | Temple of Amun | D.M. Murdock | Acharya S 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.stellarhousepublishing.com [Source type: Original source]

[6] .Once Isis knew she was pregnant with Horus, she fled to the Nile Delta marshlands to hide from her brother Set who jealously killed Osiris and whom she knew would want to kill their son.^ Horus was the son of Isis and Osiris.
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^ Horus, the son of Osiris and Isis, was called "Horus who rules with two eyes."
  • DREAMS OF THE EYE OF HORUS 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.greatdreams.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Then the White Crown was set upon the head of Horus, son of Isis.
  • The Contendings of Horus and Seth 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.reshafim.org.il [Source type: Original source]

[6] .There Isis bore a divine son, Horus.^ Horus was the son of Isis and Osiris.
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^ The hearts of the Ennead exult, The entire land rejoices As they see Horus, son of Isis Given the office of his father, Osiris, lord of Busiris."
  • The Contendings of Horus and Seth 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.reshafim.org.il [Source type: Original source]

^ Isis went to the marshes mourning her husband, and there she stayed until her son Horus was born.
  • The Baldwin Project: Boys of the Ages by Laura Woolsey Lord Scales 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.mainlesson.com [Source type: Original source]

Origin of name

ḥr "Horus"
in hieroglyphs
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.Horus is recorded in Egyptian hieroglyphs as ḥr.w and is reconstructed to have been pronounced *Ḥāru, meaning "Falcon". As a description it has also typically been thought of as having the meaning "the distant one" or "one who is above, over"[7] By Coptic times, the name became Hōr.^ The portion of the wall nearest the sarcophagus showed him, in his typical serpent guard armor, standing with one foot on the chest of what was obviously a representation of Horus-Ra.
  • The Return Of Horus-Ra - Stargate Worlds Game Forums 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC forums.stargateworlds.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The name Horus is a Latinized form of the Greek Hores which in turn derived from the Egyptian Hor.
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^ I am Horus in glory…I am the Lord of Light…I am the victorious one…I am the heir of endless time…I, even I, am he that knoweth the paths of heaven.
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It was adopted into Greek as Ὡρος Hōros. The original name also survives in later Egyptian names such as Har-Si-Ese literally "Horus, son of Isis".
.Horus was also sometimes known as Nekheny, meaning "falcon". Though some have proposed that Nekheny may have been another falcon-god, worshipped at Nekhen (city of the hawk), but then Horus was identified with him early on.^ Had the form of a falcon, was identified with Horus.
  • The Contendings of Horus and Seth 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.reshafim.org.il [Source type: Original source]

^ There was an incident in which Horus was torn to pieces and Iris requested the crocodile god to fish him out of the water he was tossed into, which was done, but that’s it.
  • Stupid Evil Bastard: Ending the Myth of Horus 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC stupidevilbastard.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Stupid Evil Bastard: Ending the Myth of Horus 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC stupidevilbastard.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In Ellis's view the scene depicts the "conception of Horus," with whom the god-king is identified and whose "actual conception occurs in heaven," producing an "immaculate conception."
  • The Nativity of Amenhotep III at Luxor | Birth Scene | Temple of Amun | D.M. Murdock | Acharya S 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.stellarhousepublishing.com [Source type: Original source]

.As falcon, Horus may be shown on the Narmer Palette dating from the time of unification of upper and lower Egypt.^ Horus being the Lord of Lower Egypt.
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^ In front of Narmer, the Horus falcon, protector of Kingship, holds a prisoner by a rope.
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^ Dynasty 3200 B.C. This palette commemorates the victories of King Narmer, also known as Menes, the first Pharaoh and the unifier of Upper and Lower Egypt.
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Mythology

rˁ-ḥr-3ḫty "Re-Harachte"
in hieroglyphs
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Horus represented in relief with Wadjet and wearing the double crown - temple of Hatshepsut

Sky god

Horus depicted as a falcon
.Since Horus was said to be the sky, he was considered to also contain the sun and moon.^ This is probably because of another myth that say that the sun and the moon were the right (sun) and left (moon) eyes of the sky god and the sun is seen as more powerful.
  • DREAMS OF THE EYE OF HORUS 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.greatdreams.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The sky was represented by the wings of Horus and his two eyes symbolized the sun and the moon, with the right eye being the sun and the left, the moon.
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^ This association is accurate, since, as seen abundantly in Christ in Egypt, the living king was considered to be Horus on earth, and Horus's birth was extremely significant in Egyptian religion.
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.It became said that the sun was his right eye and the moon his left, and that they traversed the sky when he, a falcon, flew across it.^ His right eye was white and represented the sun; his left eye was black and represented the moon.
  • DREAMS OF THE EYE OF HORUS 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.greatdreams.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The sky was represented by the wings of Horus and his two eyes symbolized the sun and the moon, with the right eye being the sun and the left, the moon.
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^ Bastet was also associated with the moon and in myth became the eye of the moon.
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.Thus he became known as Harmerty - Horus of two eyes.^ The two balls of his eyes became two bulbs which grew into lotuses.
  • The Contendings of Horus and Seth 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.reshafim.org.il [Source type: Original source]

^ The sky was represented by the wings of Horus and his two eyes symbolized the sun and the moon, with the right eye being the sun and the left, the moon.
  • Egyptian Art, Egyptian Plaque, Egyptian God, Egyptian Goddess, Egyptian statue, Egyptian Wall relief, Horus, Thoth, Isis, Set, Sehkmet, Bast 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.schmitthenner.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I began to research the Eyes of Horus and became even more intensely aware that my own development was happening in the same manner and that's what my dreams were telling me.
  • DREAMS OF THE EYE OF HORUS 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.greatdreams.com [Source type: Original source]

.Later, the reason that the moon was not as bright as the sun was explained by a tale, known as the contestings of Horus and Seth, originating as a metaphor for the conquest of Upper Egypt by Lower Egypt in about 3000 BC. In this tale, it was said that Set, the patron of Upper Egypt, and Horus, the patron of Lower Egypt, had battled for Egypt brutally, with neither side victorious, until eventually the gods sided with Horus (see below).^ Horus being the Lord of Lower Egypt.
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^ Dynasty XIX, 1317 B.C. The vulture Goddess Nekhbet was originally worshipped in the city of Nekhbet but later she became a national Goddess representing Upper Egypt in the same way that Lower Egypt was represented by the protective snake Goddess, Edjo of Buto.
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^ This is probably because of another myth that say that the sun and the moon were the right (sun) and left (moon) eyes of the sky god and the sun is seen as more powerful.
  • DREAMS OF THE EYE OF HORUS 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.greatdreams.com [Source type: Original source]

.As Horus was the ultimate victor he became known as Harsiesis, Heru-ur or Har-Wer (ḥr.w wr 'Horus the Great'), but more usually translated as Horus the Elder.^ I began to research the Eyes of Horus and became even more intensely aware that my own development was happening in the same manner and that's what my dreams were telling me.
  • DREAMS OF THE EYE OF HORUS 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.greatdreams.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Hathor is the great Sky-Goddess often represented as a cow who became known as a universal Mother-Goddess.
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^ Horus-Ra usually possessed more then one of these.
  • The Return Of Horus-Ra - Stargate Worlds Game Forums 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC forums.stargateworlds.com [Source type: Original source]

In the struggle Seth had lost a testicle, explaining why the desert, which Set represented, is infertile. .Horus' left eye had also been gouged out, which explained why the moon, which it represented, was so weak compared to the sun.^ The sky was represented by the wings of Horus and his two eyes symbolized the sun and the moon, with the right eye being the sun and the left, the moon.
  • Egyptian Art, Egyptian Plaque, Egyptian God, Egyptian Goddess, Egyptian statue, Egyptian Wall relief, Horus, Thoth, Isis, Set, Sehkmet, Bast 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.schmitthenner.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ His right eye was white and represented the sun; his left eye was black and represented the moon.
  • DREAMS OF THE EYE OF HORUS 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.greatdreams.com [Source type: Original source]

^ This is probably because of another myth that say that the sun and the moon were the right (sun) and left (moon) eyes of the sky god and the sun is seen as more powerful.
  • DREAMS OF THE EYE OF HORUS 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.greatdreams.com [Source type: Original source]

.It was also said that during a new-moon, Horus had become blinded and was titled Mekhenty-er-irty (mḫnty r ỉr.ty 'He who has no eyes').^ The sky was represented by the wings of Horus and his two eyes symbolized the sun and the moon, with the right eye being the sun and the left, the moon.
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^ The phrase the eye of Horus usually refers to the moon eye.
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^ Horus presented his eye to Osiris, who experienced rebirth in the underworld.
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.When the moon became visible again, he was re-titled Khenty-irty (ḫnty r ỉr.ty 'He who has eyes').^ Bastet was also associated with the moon and in myth became the eye of the moon.
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^ Then said Shu, the son [of Re]: "[The] one who presents the uninjured Eye is loyal to the Ennead."
  • The Contendings of Horus and Seth 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.reshafim.org.il [Source type: Original source]

.Horus was occasionally shown in art as a naked boy with a finger in his mouth sitting on a lotus with his mother.^ He also has a heavy pendant in the ear, which would be abandoned after puberty and finally the finger in the mouth imitates the attitude of the young God Horus.
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^ And so the letter of Neith the Great, the God's mother, reached this Ennead as they were sitting in the 'Horus with the projecting Horns' court, and the letter was delivered into Thoth's hand.
  • The Contendings of Horus and Seth 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.reshafim.org.il [Source type: Original source]

In the form of a youth, Horus was referred to as Neferhor. This is also spelled Nefer Hor, Nephoros or Nopheros (nfr ḥr.w) meaning 'The Good Horus'.
Wedjat, eye of Horus
.The Eye of Horus is an ancient Egyptian symbol of protection and royal power from deities, in this case from Horus or Ra.^ The ancient Egyptians regarded the Goddess as the Eye of Ra.
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^ Isis was regarded as the Eye of Ra and was worshiped as the "Great of Magic" who had protected her son Horus from snakes, predators and other dangers; thus she would protect mortal children also.
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^ The Egyptians used the eye as a funerary amulet for protection against evil and rebirth in the underworld, and decorated mummies, coffins, and tombs with it.
  • DREAMS OF THE EYE OF HORUS 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.greatdreams.com [Source type: Original source]

.The symbol is seen on images of Horus' mother, Isis, and on other deities associated with her.^ Horus’s mother is Isis.
  • Stupid Evil Bastard: Ending the Myth of Horus 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC stupidevilbastard.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Stupid Evil Bastard: Ending the Myth of Horus 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC stupidevilbastard.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The name “Horus” was actually used for multiple deities, the most famous of whom is Harseisis (Heru-sa-Aset) or Horus, the son of Isis.
  • The Christ Myth: Part 2 – Horus | Relijournal 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC relijournal.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Isis is here depicted as a mother suckling her young son Horus and it is in this aspect that the Goddess was regarded as the vital link between Deities and Royalty, since the King was regarded as the living Horus on the throne of Egypt.
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.In the Egyptian language, the word for this symbol was "Wedjat".[8][9] It was the eye of one of the earliest of Egyptian deities, Wadjet, who later became associated with Bast, Mut, and Hathor as well.^ Often when a brother became king, he would marry the older sister probably following the tradition of the gods Osiris and Isis, who were brother and sister as well as husband and wife.
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^ Hathor is the great Sky-Goddess often represented as a cow who became known as a universal Mother-Goddess.
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^ There were over 2,000 deities who had every human and godlike characteristic one can think of, excepting Superman’s power to stop a speeding bullet.
  • Stupid Evil Bastard: Ending the Myth of Horus 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC stupidevilbastard.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Stupid Evil Bastard: Ending the Myth of Horus 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC stupidevilbastard.com [Source type: Original source]

.Wedjat was a solar deity and this symbol began as her eye, an all seeing eye.^ Find all posts by Eye See .
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^ The roles of the two gods as solar and as royal deities became inextricably mixed, and under their combined authority Ra-Harakhte held sway over all Egypt.
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^ My eye sees all things under the Sun!
  • When It Rained in Egypt, Scene 37: Horus enters the Underworld to see Osiris 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.hermes3.net [Source type: Original source]

In early artwork, Hathor is also depicted with this eye.[10] .Funerary amulets were often made in the shape of the Eye of Horus.^ The Egyptians used the eye as a funerary amulet for protection against evil and rebirth in the underworld, and decorated mummies, coffins, and tombs with it.
  • DREAMS OF THE EYE OF HORUS 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.greatdreams.com [Source type: Original source]

^ As an amulet the Eye of Horus has three versions: a left eye, a right eye, and two eyes.
  • DREAMS OF THE EYE OF HORUS 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.greatdreams.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Horus was often represented as a stylized eye symbol, symbolizing the eye of a falcon.
  • Ride it like you stole it!: Parallels between Jesus & Horus, an Egyptian God 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC davedragon.rilysi.com [Source type: General]

.The Wedjat or Eye of Horus is "the central element" of seven "gold, faience, carnelian and lapis lazuli" bracelets found on the mummy of Shoshenq II.^ She set out to tell Pre-Harakhti: "(I) found Horus after Seth had deprived him of his eye(s), but I have restored him back (to health).
  • The Contendings of Horus and Seth 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.reshafim.org.il [Source type: Original source]

^ The Book of the Dead instructs that funerary eye amulets be made out of lapis lazuli or a stone called mak.
  • DREAMS OF THE EYE OF HORUS 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.greatdreams.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Dynasty 1085 B.C. The eye of Horus also called Oudjat or Wedjat, is the left lunar eye which originates from the struggle between Horus and Seth.
  • Egyptian Art, Egyptian Plaque, Egyptian God, Egyptian Goddess, Egyptian statue, Egyptian Wall relief, Horus, Thoth, Isis, Set, Sehkmet, Bast 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.schmitthenner.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[11] The Wedjat "was intended to protect the king [here] in the afterlife"[12] and to ward off evil. .Ancient Egyptian and Near Eastern sailors would frequently paint the symbol on the bow of their vessel to ensure safe sea travel.^ "Another symbol which has been connected with the cross is the ansated cross (ankh or crux ansata) of the ancient Egyptians....

[13]

God of war and hunting

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.Horus was also said to be a god of war and hunting.^ Horus was the protector of Egypt, the god of the desert, storms, and chaos, god of the sky, and god of war.
  • The Christ Myth: Part 2 – Horus | Relijournal 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC relijournal.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Onuris: Anhur, god of hunt and war, resident at This.
  • The Contendings of Horus and Seth 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.reshafim.org.il [Source type: Original source]

^ Horus then took an oath by god as follows: "All that Seth has said is false.
  • The Contendings of Horus and Seth 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.reshafim.org.il [Source type: Original source]

The Horus falcon is shown upon a standard on the predynastic Hunters Palette in the "lion hunt").
.Thus he became a symbol of majesty and power as well as the model of the pharaohs.^ He was son of Amenhotep III. The priesthood of Amun at Thebes, enormously enriched by the tribute donated by the Pharaohs to the God, became the real power.
  • Egyptian Art, Egyptian Plaque, Egyptian God, Egyptian Goddess, Egyptian statue, Egyptian Wall relief, Horus, Thoth, Isis, Set, Sehkmet, Bast 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.schmitthenner.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The was scepter was a popular one for the Gods to hold and became a symbol of well-being and happiness.
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^ Queen Nefertiti, he was Son of Amenhotep III. The priesthood of Amun at Thebes, enormously enriched by the tribute donated by the Pharaohs to the God, became the real power.
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[14] The Pharaohs were said to be Horus in human form.
.Furthermore Nemty, another war god, was later identified as Horus.^ Nemty: 'He who travels', a war god worshipped in the 12th and 18th nomes of Upper Egypt.
  • The Contendings of Horus and Seth 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.reshafim.org.il [Source type: Original source]

^ Horus was the protector of Egypt, the god of the desert, storms, and chaos, god of the sky, and god of war.
  • The Christ Myth: Part 2 – Horus | Relijournal 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC relijournal.com [Source type: Original source]

[15]

Conqueror of Seth

.Horus was told by his mother, Isis, to protect the people of Egypt from Set, the god of the desert, who had killed his father Osiris.^ I find that Osiris is Horus’s father.
  • Stupid Evil Bastard: Ending the Myth of Horus 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC stupidevilbastard.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Horus was the son of Isis and Osiris.
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^ In addition, Seb is not Horus’s father, Osiris is.
  • Stupid Evil Bastard: Ending the Myth of Horus 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC stupidevilbastard.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Stupid Evil Bastard: Ending the Myth of Horus 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC stupidevilbastard.com [Source type: Original source]

[16][17][18]
.Horus had many battles with Seth, not only to avenge his father, but to choose the rightful ruler of Egypt.^ Seth became exceedingly furious and let out a loud shriek when they said: "Horus is right, and Seth is wrong."
  • The Contendings of Horus and Seth 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.reshafim.org.il [Source type: Original source]

^ Then the Ennead said: "Horus is right, and Seth is wrong."
  • The Contendings of Horus and Seth 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.reshafim.org.il [Source type: Original source]

^ Said Seth: "Let me be awarded the office of Ruler, l.p.h., for as to Horus, the one who is standing (trial), I have performed the labor of a male against him."
  • The Contendings of Horus and Seth 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.reshafim.org.il [Source type: Original source]

.In these battles, Horus came to be associated with Lower Egypt (where Horus was worshipped), and became its patron.^ Horus being the Lord of Lower Egypt.
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^ Dynasty XIX, 1317 B.C. The vulture Goddess Nekhbet was originally worshipped in the city of Nekhbet but later she became a national Goddess representing Upper Egypt in the same way that Lower Egypt was represented by the protective snake Goddess, Edjo of Buto.
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^ It seems that in very early times the followers of Seth were conquered by the followers of Horus but they resisted the followers of Horus and the First Dynasty Pharaoh, Menes when he united Upper and Lower Egypt.
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.One scene stated how Horus was on the verge of killing Seth; but his mother (and Seth's sister), Isis, stopped him.^ Horus’s mother is Isis.
  • Stupid Evil Bastard: Ending the Myth of Horus 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC stupidevilbastard.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Stupid Evil Bastard: Ending the Myth of Horus 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC stupidevilbastard.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Seemingly referring to a myth according to which Horus, referred to as Horus the Elder, was a brother of Osiris, Isis, Seth and Nephthys, or possibly an example of how Egyptians made do with few nouns describing familial relationships.
  • The Contendings of Horus and Seth 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.reshafim.org.il [Source type: Original source]

^ Seth came away and told Pre-Harakhti falsely: "I did not find Horus" - although he had found him.
  • The Contendings of Horus and Seth 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.reshafim.org.il [Source type: Original source]

.Isis injured Horus, but eventually healed him.^ When my letter reaches you, you shall place the White Crown upon the head of Horus, son of Isis, and appoint him to the position of his father Osiris."
  • The Contendings of Horus and Seth 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.reshafim.org.il [Source type: Original source]

[19]
.By the 19th dynasty, the enmity between Seth and Horus, in which Horus had ripped off one of Seth's testicles, was represented as a separate tale.^ But during the night, Seth caused his phallus to become stiff and inserted it between Horus's thighs.
  • The Contendings of Horus and Seth 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.reshafim.org.il [Source type: Original source]

^ Dynasty 1085 B.C. The eye of Horus also called Oudjat or Wedjat, is the left lunar eye which originates from the struggle between Horus and Seth.
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^ During their titanic struggle at Edfu, Horus lost an eye and Seth his testicles.

.According to Papyrus Chester-Beatty I, Seth is depicted as trying to prove his dominance by seducing Horus and then having intercourse with him.^ Seth came away and told Pre-Harakhti falsely: "I did not find Horus" - although he had found him.
  • The Contendings of Horus and Seth 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.reshafim.org.il [Source type: Original source]

^ She set out to tell Pre-Harakhti: "(I) found Horus after Seth had deprived him of his eye(s), but I have restored him back (to health).
  • The Contendings of Horus and Seth 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.reshafim.org.il [Source type: Original source]

^ Said Seth: "Let me be awarded the office of Ruler, l.p.h., for as to Horus, the one who is standing (trial), I have performed the labor of a male against him."
  • The Contendings of Horus and Seth 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.reshafim.org.il [Source type: Original source]

.However, Horus places his hand between his thighs and catches Seth's semen, then subsequently throws it in the river, so that he may not be said to have been inseminated by Seth.^ Then Horus placed his hands between his thighs and received Seth's semen.
  • The Contendings of Horus and Seth 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.reshafim.org.il [Source type: Original source]

^ Said Pre-Harakhti: "Let Seth, son of Nut, be delivered to me so that he may dwell with me, being in my company as a son, and he shall thunder in the sky and be feared."
  • The Contendings of Horus and Seth 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.reshafim.org.il [Source type: Original source]

^ And he opened his hand(s) and let her see Seth's semen.
  • The Contendings of Horus and Seth 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.reshafim.org.il [Source type: Original source]

.Horus then deliberately spreads his own semen on some lettuce, which was Seth's favorite food.^ Then Thoth, lord of script and scribe of truth for the Ennead, put his hand on Horus's shoulder and said: "Come out, you semen of Seth."
  • The Contendings of Horus and Seth 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.reshafim.org.il [Source type: Original source]

^ Isis at morning time went carrying the semen of Horus to the garden of Seth and said to Seth's gardener: "What sort of vegetable is it that Seth eats here in your company?"
  • The Contendings of Horus and Seth 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.reshafim.org.il [Source type: Original source]

^ Thoth put his hand on Seth's shoulder and said: "Come out, you semen of Horus."
  • The Contendings of Horus and Seth 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.reshafim.org.il [Source type: Original source]

.After Seth had eaten the lettuce, they went to the gods to try to settle the argument over the rule of Egypt.^ Seth, the son of Nut, became furious at the Ennead when they had said these words to Isis the Great, the God's Mother.
  • The Contendings of Horus and Seth 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.reshafim.org.il [Source type: Original source]

^ The Horus guards formed back up around their god, firing as they went.
  • The Return Of Horus-Ra - Stargate Worlds Game Forums 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC forums.stargateworlds.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It seems that in very early times the followers of Seth were conquered by the followers of Horus but they resisted the followers of Horus and the First Dynasty Pharaoh, Menes when he united Upper and Lower Egypt.
  • Egyptian Art, Egyptian Plaque, Egyptian God, Egyptian Goddess, Egyptian statue, Egyptian Wall relief, Horus, Thoth, Isis, Set, Sehkmet, Bast 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.schmitthenner.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The gods first listened to Seth's claim of dominance over Horus, and call his semen forth, but it answered from the river, invalidating his claim.^ All these reversals would tend to indicate that in the current Aquarian astrological period Horus or some other Arian god would again become dominant.
  • Set-Horus 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.hermetic.com [Source type: Original source]

^ When I first heard that Horus was the inspiration for Jesus several years ago, I didn’t give it much credence because I couldn’t establish any source material for the claims.
  • Stupid Evil Bastard: Ending the Myth of Horus 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC stupidevilbastard.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Stupid Evil Bastard: Ending the Myth of Horus 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC stupidevilbastard.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Obelisks probably evolved from the so-called Benben Stone which resembles the pyramid ion of an obelisk and was considered sacred to the Sun God even before the appearance of the first pharaoh.
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.Then, the gods listened to Horus' claim of having dominated Seth, and call his semen forth, and it answered from inside Set.^ Harakhte, whose name meant Horus of the Horizon, and who was also called Horus of the Two Horizons, was the form which Horus took when his early characteristics as a god of light were emphasized.
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^ The claim has been made that Horus was also called Iusa, the “ever-becoming son” or “holy child”.
  • The Christ Myth: Part 2 – Horus | Relijournal 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC relijournal.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Let Seth's semen be summoned that we may see from where it answers, and my own be summoned that we may see from where it answers."
  • The Contendings of Horus and Seth 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.reshafim.org.il [Source type: Original source]

[20][21]
But still Set refused to relent, and the other gods were getting tired from over eighty years of fighting and challenges. .Horus and Seth challenged each other to a boat race, where they each raced in a boat made of stone.^ Seth saw Horus's boat and thought it was of stone.
  • The Contendings of Horus and Seth 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.reshafim.org.il [Source type: Original source]

^ Seth became exceedingly furious and let out a loud shriek when they said: "Horus is right, and Seth is wrong."
  • The Contendings of Horus and Seth 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.reshafim.org.il [Source type: Original source]

^ Said the Ennead: "Let Horus and Seth be summoned in order that they may be judged."
  • The Contendings of Horus and Seth 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.reshafim.org.il [Source type: Original source]

Horus and Seth agreed, and the race started. .But Horus had an edge: his boat was made of wood painted to resemble stone, rather than true stone.^ In the Greek versions of the story, the divine spiritual partner is usually depicted as Hathor, rather than the queen; the father is sometimes depicted as Horus.
  • The Nativity of Amenhotep III at Luxor | Birth Scene | Temple of Amun | D.M. Murdock | Acharya S 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.stellarhousepublishing.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Horus-Ra was on edge, ready to use his kara kesh faster than the human eye could follow.
  • The Return Of Horus-Ra - Stargate Worlds Game Forums 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC forums.stargateworlds.com [Source type: Original source]

.Seth's boat, being made of heavy stone, sank, but Horus's did not.^ Then Seth's boat sank in the water.
  • The Contendings of Horus and Seth 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.reshafim.org.il [Source type: Original source]

^ Seth saw Horus's boat and thought it was of stone.
  • The Contendings of Horus and Seth 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.reshafim.org.il [Source type: Original source]

^ On the other side are tableaux from the Triumph of Horus over Seth, depicting Mystery Plays in which Seth was cast as a hippopotamus, lurking beneath his brother's boat [r] .

.Horus then won the race, and Seth stepped down and officially gave Horus the throne of Egypt.^ The god walked over to his throne, and after surveying it, walked up the few steps and sat down.
  • The Return Of Horus-Ra - Stargate Worlds Game Forums 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC forums.stargateworlds.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Horus Titanium FD-1.3 @ 90" Jet -II Q5 @ 90" Horus Titanium FD-1.3 @ 90" Stepped down exposure Jet -II Q5 @ 90" Stepped down exposure Left, Horus Titanium FD-1.3.
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^ And so Isis sat down and wept, saying: "Seth has killed Horus, my son."
  • The Contendings of Horus and Seth 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.reshafim.org.il [Source type: Original source]

[19] .But after the New Kingdom, Seth still was considered Lord of the desert and its oases.^ And then Seth took an oath by the Universal Lord, saying: "I shall not go to law in the tribunal while Isis is (still) in it."
  • The Contendings of Horus and Seth 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.reshafim.org.il [Source type: Original source]

[22]
.This myth, along with others, could be seen as an explanation of how the two kingdoms of Egypt (Upper and Lower) came to be united.^ He acted as the uniting force between Upper and Lower Egypt.
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^ Dynasty 3200 B.C. This palette commemorates the victories of King Narmer, also known as Menes, the first Pharaoh and the unifier of Upper and Lower Egypt.
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^ It seems that in very early times the followers of Seth were conquered by the followers of Horus but they resisted the followers of Horus and the First Dynasty Pharaoh, Menes when he united Upper and Lower Egypt.
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.Horus was seen as the God of Lower Egypt, and Seth as the God of Upper Egypt.^ Horus being the Lord of Lower Egypt.
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^ One jaffa, which the god had never seen before, stood directly to the left of Horus-Ra.
  • The Return Of Horus-Ra - Stargate Worlds Game Forums 17 January 2010 7:07 UTC forums.stargateworlds.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Dynasty 3200 B.C. This palette commemorates the victories of King Narmer, also known as Menes, the first Pharaoh and the unifier of Upper and Lower Egypt.
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.In this myth, the respective Upper and Lower deities have a fight, through which Horus is the victor.^ It seems that in very early times the followers of Seth were conquered by the followers of Horus but they resisted the followers of Horus and the First Dynasty Pharaoh, Menes when he united Upper and Lower Egypt.
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.However, some of Horus (representing Lower Egypt) enters into Seth (Upper Egypt) thus explaining why Lower Egypt is dominant over Upper Egypt.^ Horus being the Lord of Lower Egypt.
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^ Dynasty XIX, 1317 B.C. The vulture Goddess Nekhbet was originally worshipped in the city of Nekhbet but later she became a national Goddess representing Upper Egypt in the same way that Lower Egypt was represented by the protective snake Goddess, Edjo of Buto.
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^ Their son Horus is traditionally considered the first Pharaoh of Egypt and at later times, the spiritual king where the Pharaoh is only his representative on Earth.
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Set's regions were then considered to be of the desert.

Saviour god

Shed is a deity, commonly referred to as "saviour" and is first recorded during the Amarna Period.[23] Representing the concept of salvation he is identified with Horus and in particular "Horus the Child".[24]
.Shed can be depicted as a young prince overcoming snakes, lions and crocodiles.^ Dynasty 1317 B.C. This relief depicts the young prince Seti I with his arm raised in the summoning position as part of a religious ritual.
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[25] David P. Silverman notes that late period representations of the young Horus slaying Set in the form of a crocodile are considered to have been the inspiration for the icons depicting St. George and the dragon.[26]
.The rise of "Saviour" names in personal piety during the Amarna period has been interpreted as the popular response of ordinary people to the attempts by Akhenaten to proscribe the ancient religion of Egypt.^ In ancient Egypt, the Pharaoh was seen as a manifestation of the living Horus on the throne of Egypt and each succeeding Pharaoh used the name of Horus as the first of his titles.
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^ See Sayce, A.H., The Religion of Ancient Egypt , Kessinger, 2004, p.
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^ Murnane, William J., Texts from the Amarna Period in Egypt , Scholars Press, Atlanta, 1995, p.
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Shed has also been viewed as a form of the ancient Semitic god Reshef.[27]

Heru-pa-khared (Horus the Younger)

.Horus the Younger, Harpocrates to the Ptolemaic Greeks, is represented in the form of a youth wearing a lock of hair (a sign of youth) on the right of his head.^ Here, he is serving in a priestly function as a innmutef priest symbolizing the divine child Horus with hair in a sidelock to represent youth and dressed with a leopard skin.
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^ This Sphinx represents King Thutmosis III wearing a striped "Nemes" head cloth protected by an Uraeus and a false beard.
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^ The name Horus is a Latinized form of the Greek Hores which in turn derived from the Egyptian Hor.
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.In addition, he usually wears the united crowns of Egypt.^ The Queen, dressed in white ceremonial garb, wears the crown with the vulture headdress of Nekhbet, the protective Goddess of Upper Egypt.
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He is a form of the rising sun, representing its earliest light.

Heru-ur (Horus the Elder)

Horus, (Louvre Museum), 'Shen rings' in his grasp
.In this form he represented the god of light and the husband of Hathor.^ Harakhte, whose name meant Horus of the Horizon, and who was also called Horus of the Two Horizons, was the form which Horus took when his early characteristics as a god of light were emphasized.
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^ He was also worshiped at Kom Ombo, where he replaced Seth in a triad of gods, becoming the husband of Hathor and the father of Khonsu.
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^ He was also worshipped at Kom Ombo, where he replaced Seth in a triad of gods, becoming the husband of Hathor and the father of Khonsu.
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.He was one of the oldest gods of ancient Egypt.^ The oldest and longest venerated ruler of ancient Egypt, Amun meaning "hidden" and Ra meaning "light" translates to "hidden light".
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^ Obelisks were considered to be sacred to the Sun God Ra, whose main center of worship was at Heliopolis where the oldest surviving monumental obelisk in Egypt still stands.
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^ The oldest and longest venerated ruler of ancient Egypt, Amun, meaning hidden and Ra meaning light translates to "hidden light".
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He became the patron of Nekhen (Heirakonpolis) and the first national god (God of the Kingdom). .Later, he also became the patron of the pharaohs, and was called the son of truth.^ Their son Horus is traditionally considered the first Pharaoh of Egypt and at later times, the spiritual king where the Pharaoh is only his representative on Earth.
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^ He was son of Amenhotep III. The priesthood of Amun at Thebes, enormously enriched by the tribute donated by the Pharaohs to the God, became the real power.
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^ Queen Nefertiti, he was Son of Amenhotep III. The priesthood of Amun at Thebes, enormously enriched by the tribute donated by the Pharaohs to the God, became the real power.
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[28] - signifying his role as an important upholder of Maat. .He was seen as a great falcon with outstretched wings whose right eye was the sun and the left one was the moon.^ The sky was represented by the wings of Horus and his two eyes symbolized the sun and the moon, with the right eye being the sun and the left, the moon.
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^ One jaffa, which the god had never seen before, stood directly to the left of Horus-Ra.
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^ Har-mau tore off one leg and the testicles of Set, who in turn took out Har-maus left eye (hence he is referred to as "the one-eyed god").
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.In this form, he was sometimes given the title Kemwer, meaning (the) great black (one).^ The hieroglyphical inscription gives the name of the Queen and her titles as well as the one from Isis: Isis, Lady of Heaven, Great Royal Wife, Nefertari-Mery-En-Mut.
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.The Greek form of Heru-ur (or Har wer) is Haroeris.^ In the 3rd millennium BC, Set (mythology)| Set became the patron god of the pharaohs (replacing Horus in the form of Har-mau or Harsomtus) after overthrowing Horus in the form of Har-wer or Haroeris.
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.Other variants include Hor Merti 'Horus of the two eyes' and Horkhenti Irti.^ The sky was represented by the wings of Horus and his two eyes symbolized the sun and the moon, with the right eye being the sun and the left, the moon.
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See also

References

  1. ^ a b c "The Oxford Guide: Essential Guide to Egyptian Mythology", Edited by Donald B. Redford, Horus: by Edmund S. Meltzer, p164-168, Berkley, 2003, ISBN 0-425-19096-x
  2. ^ "The Oxford Guide: Essential Guide to Egyptian Mythology", Edited by Donald B. Redford, p106 & p165, Berkley, 2003, ISBN 0-425-19096-x
  3. ^ New York Folklore Society (1973). "New York folklore quarterly". 29. Cornell University Press. p. 294. http://books.google.com/books?lr=&cd=4&id=92LYAAAAMAAJ&dq=horus+isis+osiris+penis&q=penis#search_anchor. 
  4. ^ Ian Shaw (2003). The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0198150342. 
  5. ^ Piotr O. Scholz (2001). Eunuchs and castrati: a cultural history. Markus Wiener Publishers. p. 32. ISBN 1558762019. http://books.google.com/books?id=N90jBg01ZI0C&pg=PA32&dq=horus+isis+osiris+penis&lr=&cd=9#v=onepage&q=horus%20isis%20osiris%20penis&f=false. 
  6. ^ a b Roy G. Willis (1993). World mythology. Macmillan. p. 43. ISBN 0805027017. http://books.google.com/books?id=ojccFpRU8DwC&pg=PA44&dq=horus&lr=&cd=3#v=onepage&q=horus&f=false. 
  7. ^ Meltzer, Edmund S. (2002). Horus. In D. B. Redford (Ed.), The ancient gods speak: A guide to Egyptian religion (pp. 164). New York: Oxford University Press, USA.
  8. ^ Pommerening, Tanja, Die altägyptischen Hohlmaße (Studien zur Altägyptischen Kultur, Beiheft 10), Hamburg, Helmut Buske Verlag, 2005
  9. ^ M. Stokstad, "Art History"
  10. ^ Lady of the West at hethert.org
  11. ^ Silverman, op. cit., p.228
  12. ^ Silverman, op. cit., p.228
  13. ^ Charles Freeman, The Legacy of Ancient Egypt, Facts on File, Inc. 1997. p.91
  14. ^ Egypt: Gods of Ancient Egypt Main Menu
  15. ^ The Contendings of Horus and Seth
  16. ^ Ancient Egyptian Culture
  17. ^ The Gods of Ancient Egypt - Horus
  18. ^ Ancient Egypt: the Mythology - Horus
  19. ^ a b [Mythology, published by DBP, Chapter: Egypt's divine kingship]
  20. ^ Theology WebSite: The 80 Years of Contention Between Horus and Seth
  21. ^ Fleming, Fergus, and Alan Lothian. The Way to Eternity: Egyptian Myth. Duncan Baird Publishers, 1997. pp. 80–81
  22. ^ [Seth, God of Confusion, by TeVelde]
  23. ^ "The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt", p. 313, Ian Shaw, Oxford University Press, 2002, ISBN 0192802933
  24. ^ "The Egyptians: an introduction", Robert Morkot, Routledge, p210, 2005, ISBN 0415271045
  25. ^ "Egyptian Mythology: A Guide to the Gods, Goddesses, and Traditions of Ancient Egypt", Geraldine Pinch, p. 195, Oxford University Press, 2004, ISBN 0195170245
  26. ^ "Egyptian Religion", David P. Silverman, p. 135, Oxford University Press US, 2003, ISBN 019521952X
  27. ^ "The Oxford Guide: Essential Guide to Egyptian Mythology", edited Donald B. Redford, p. 120 & 312, Routledge, 2003, ISBN 0-425-19096-X
  28. ^ Heru-ur; Horus the Elder
  29. ^ Patricia Turner, Charles Russell Coulter, Dictionary of ancient deities, 2001

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1911 encyclopedia

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From LoveToKnow 1911

.HORUS (Egyptian Hor), the name of an Egyptian god, if not of several distinct gods.^ The name is perhaps an echo of the Egyptian Horus.

^ The name Horus comes from the Egyptian word Hor, which translates as 'face'.

^ Hennessy ‘Paradis Horus’ is shaped like a flame and draws its inspiration from the Egyptian god of Sun.
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To all forms of Horus the falcon was sacred; the name Hor, written with a standing figure of that bird, is connected with a root signifying "upper," and probably means "the high-flyer." The tame sacred falcon on its perch is the commonest symbol of divinity in early hieroglyphic writing; the commonest title of the king in the earliest dynasties, and his first title later, was that which named him Horus. .Hawk gods were the presiding deities of Poi (Pe) and Nekhen, which had been the royal quarters in the capitals of the two primeval kingdoms of Upper and Lower Egypt, at Buto and opposite El Kab.^ BCE when Upper Egypt conquered Lower Egypt and formed the united kingdom of Egypt.
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^ Encyclopedia Mythica : "The name "Horus" is a general catchall for multiple deities" ↑ "Live Horus, divine in manifestation; the Two Ladies, divine in birth; Horus of Gold, who has become manifest; the King of Upper and Lower Egypt, Khakaure, the Son of Re, Senwosret (III), given life like Re forever."
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^ Here, he is shown striding, wearing the crown of Lower and Upper Egypt, protected by the cobra.

.A principal festival in very early times was the "worship of Horus," and the kings of the prehistoric dynasties were afterwards called "the worshippers of Horus."^ Horus was also sometimes known as Nekheny (meaning falcon), although it has been proposed that Nekheny may have been another falcon-god, worshipped at Nekhen (city of the hawk), that became identified as Horus very early on.
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^ Their son Horus is traditionally considered the first Pharaoh of Egypt and at later times, the spiritual king where the Pharaoh is only his representative on Earth.
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^ Being king implied that Pharaoh Horus had to guarantee that the Nile flood was balanced and on time.
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The Northern Kingdom in particular was under the patronage of Horus. .He was a solar divinity, but appears very early in the Osiris cycle of deities, a son of Isis and probably of Osiris, and opponent of Seth.^ To the people this solar deity became identified as the son of Osiris.
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^ Horus was the son of Osiris and Isis.
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^ If he is said to be the son of Isis, he is Osirian; otherwise he is a solar deity.
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.On monuments of the Middle Kingdom or somewhat later we find besides Hor the following special forms: Har-behtet, i.e. Hor of Beht, the winged solar disk, god of Edfu (Apollinopolis Magna); Har-khentekthai, god of Athribis; Har-mesen (whose principal sacred animal was a lion), god of the Sethroite (?) nome; Har-khentemna, i.e. the blind (?) Horus (with a shrew-mouse) at Letopolis; Har-mert ("of two eyes") at Pharbaethus; Har-akht, Ra-har-akht, or Har-m-akhi (Harmakhis, "Hor of the horizon"), the sun-god of Heliopolis.^ The domestic cat attained special significance as the sacred animal of the Goddess Bastet.
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^ This is probably because of another myth that say that the sun and the moon were the right (sun) and left (moon) eyes of the sky god and the sun is seen as more powerful.
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^ A sun disk with wings outspread.
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.As a sun-god Horus not only worsted the hostile darkness and avenged his father, but also daily renewed himself.^ Edfu, Horus appears as the consort of Hathor and the father of another form of himself, Harsomtus” (Redford 2002:166).

^ Horus finally defeated Seth, thus avenging his father and assuming the rule.
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^ Horus is the son of Isis and Osiris, he avenged his father's murder by defeating Set, the god of evil and darkness.

.He was thus identical with his own father from one point of view.^ N. Grimal’s point of view Qa’a was father of Semerkhet.
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^ The seven-pointed star of the sacred metals is so arranged that one black point is downward, thus symbolizing Saturn, the Destroyer.
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^ All genius seeks to know the thing itself from its own point of view.
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In the mythology, especially that of the New Kingdom, or of quite late times, we find the following standing epithets applied to more or less distinct forms or phases: Harendotes (Har-ent-yotf), i.e. " Hor, avenger of his father (Osiris)"; Harpokhrates (Har-p-khrat), i.e. " liar the child," with finger in mouth, sometimes seated on a lotus-flower; Harsiesis (Har-si-Esi), i.e. " Hor, son of Isis," as a child; Har-en-khebi, "Hor in Chemmis," a child nursed by Isis in the papyrus marshes; Haroeris (Har-uer), i.e. " the elder Hor," at Ombos, &c., humanheaded or falcon-headed; Harsemteus (Har-sem-teu), i.e. " liar, uniter of the two lands," and others.
.In the judgment scene Horus introduces the deceased to Osiris.^ The deceased is introduced into the hall of judgment by the jackal-headed God Anubis.
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^ Astonishingly, Horus is thus shown watching the scene of his own fathering by the dead Osiris and Isis as a kite.
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^ Upon a satisfactory verdict the deceased is then led by Horus before Osiris.
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.To the Greeks Horus was equivalent to Apollo, but in the name of Hermopolis Parva (see Damanhir), which must have been among the first of the Egyptian cities to be known to them, he was apparently identified with Hermes.^ I have also been known as the Egyptian god Horus, and the Greek Ares, among others.
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^ The name is perhaps an echo of the Egyptian Horus.

^ The first of the Egyptian king’s five names was the Horus name—i.e., the name that identified him with Horus.
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.Although the falcon was the bird most properly sacred to Horus, not only its varieties, but also the sparrow-hawk, kestrel and other small hawks were mummified in his honour in late times.^ Horus was also sometimes known as Nekheny (meaning falcon), although it has been proposed that Nekheny may have been another falcon-god, worshipped at Nekhen (city of the hawk), that became identified as Horus very early on.
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^ According to the Turin Canon [a papyrus from the time of Ramses II], the late Predynastic rulers of Egypt were ‘followers of Horus’.

^ Their son Horus is traditionally considered the first Pharaoh of Egypt and at later times, the spiritual king where the Pharaoh is only his representative on Earth.
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.See EGYPT: section Religion; Meyer, art.^ This singular 'eye' is called the ' third eye ' of clairvoyance in the Hindu religion, the eye of Osiris in Egypt, and the All-Seeing Eye in Freemasonry.” .
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^ See Sayce, A.H., The Religion of Ancient Egypt , Kessinger, 2004, p.
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"Horos" in Roscher, Lexicon der Griech. and Rom. Mythologie. (F. LL. G.)


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Statue of Horus in Egypt

Horus was a the Egyptian god of the Sky. He was the son of Isis and Osiris. After fighting his uncle Seth, he became the king of Egypt. During this fight, he lost his eye. The Eye of Horus became one of the most important symbols in ancient Egypt.

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The Eye of HORUS

The Eye of Horus was a powerful amulet. It was a sign of protection. It was also called the Wadjet Eye. The ancient Egyptians worshiped Horus partly because he had the Eye of Horus.

Worship

Horus, was worshiped all over Egypt, especially in Pe, Bendet and Khem. There were many falcon gods before Horus, but eventually Horus represented all of them. He was worshiped until the end of the Pre-Dynastic period. In Upper Egypt (south), in the town of Edfu, was Potelmaic, a temple for Horus. In Kom Ombo, there was another temple for Horus called the Kom Ombo temple. Horus was a good friend of Sobek.

Physical appearance

Horus was considered handsome and usually appeared as a falcon or a falcon headed man, although sometimes he appeared as a falcon headed crocodile. Sometimes he would take the form of a celestial falcon with his left eye the moon and his right eye the sun, his speckled breast feathers the stars, the down sweep of his wings creating the winds. He is sometimes shown with a copper knife. In addition, he normally wore the double crown to signify his rule over all of Egypt and to relate with the Pharaoh.

Purpose

Horus was the god of the sky. The pharaoh ruling at any given time of Egypt was always the living image of Horus. When he died, that pharaoh became Osiris, the god of the dead and the father of Horus. The new pharaoh became Horus. His purpose was to protect the pharaoh. He was a protector god, who was a god who fought evil. He represented justice and righteousness. He fought with [[Seth]. He did this to avenge his father, Osiris, who was killed by Seth (See more in Seth article.) When Horus defeat Seth, he conquered his father, Osiris', throne, and became protector.

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