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Horus is a god of the Ancient Egyptian religion, most commonly known by the Greek version Horus, of the Egyptian Heru/Har. Horus was an ancient and important deity and the Eye of Horus became an important Egyptian symbol of power. Horus had a man's body and a falcon's head. One of Horus' eyes became injured as after Osiris was murdered by his brother Set, Horus fought with Set for the throne of Egypt. In this battle one of his eyes was injured and later it was healed by Thoth. This healing of the eye became a symbol of renewal. Horus united Egypt and bestowed divinity upon the pharaoh. Pharaohs were viewed as the incarnation of Horus. Pagan and heathen redirect here. ... Pantheism (Greek: πάν ( pan ) = all and θεός ( theos ) = God) literally means God is All and All is God. It is the view that everything is of an all-encompassing immanent abstract God; or that the universe, or nature, and God are equivalent. ... Polytheism is belief in or worship of multiple gods or deities. ... 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Origin of name

ḥr "Horus"
in hieroglyphs
ḥr "Horus"
in hieroglyphs

rˁ-ḥr-3ḫti "

in hieroglyphs

Horus is recorded in Egyptian hieroglyphs as ḥr.w and is reconstructed to have been pronounced *Ḥāru, meaning "Falcon". By Coptic times, the name became Hōr. 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". A section of the Papyrus of Ani showing cursive hieroglyphs. ... A section of the Papyrus of Ani showing cursive hieroglyphs. ... A section of the Papyrus of Ani showing cursive hieroglyphs. ... A section of the Papyrus of Ani showing cursive hieroglyphs. ... The Coptic language is a direct descendant of the ancient Egyptian language which was once written in Egyptian hieroglyphic, hieratic, and demotic scripts. ... Harsiese A: An independent king in Upper Egypt during the 22nd Dynasty Harsiese B: A High Priest of Amun from the end of Osorkon IIs reign to Year 19 of Pedubast I. ...



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Sky god

Horus is the god of the sky, and the son of Osiris. His mother is Isis.[1][2][3] For other uses, see Osiris (disambiguation). ... ISIS (Image and Scanner Interface Specification) is an industry standard interface for image scanning technologies, developed by Pixel Translations in 1990 (today: EMC captiva). ...

Horus, (Louvre Museum), 'Shen rings' in his grasp.
Horus, (Louvre Museum), 'Shen rings' in his grasp.

Since he was god of the sky, Horus became depicted as a falcon, or as a falcon-headed man, leading to Horus' name, (in Egyptian, Heru), which meant The distant one. 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. In this form, he was sometimes given the title Kemwer, meaning (the) great black (one). As Horus was the son of Osiris, and god of the sky, he became closely associated with the Pharaoh of Lower Egypt (where Horus was worshipped), and became their patron. The association with the Pharaoh brought with it the idea that he was the son of Isis, in her original form, who was regarded as a deification of the Queen. ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1732x984, 598 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Horus ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1732x984, 598 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Horus ... This article is about the museum. ... Horus, (Louvre Museum), Shen rings in his grasp A shen ring is a circle with a line at a tangent to it, which was used in Hieroglyphics as a stylised loop of a rope. ... For other uses, see Falcon (disambiguation). ... Nekhen (Greek: Hierakonpolis, Arabic: Kom El-Ahmar) was the religious and political capital of Upper Egypt at the end of the Predynastic period ( 3200- 3100 BC.) and probably also during the Early Dynastic Period ( 3100 - 2686 BC). ... ISIS (Image and Scanner Interface Specification) is an industry standard interface for image scanning technologies, developed by Pixel Translations in 1990 (today: EMC captiva). ...

It was said that after the world was created, Horus landed on a perch, known as the djeba, which literally translates as finger, in order to rest, which consequently became considered sacred. On some occasions, Horus was referred to as lord of the djeba (i.e. lord of the perch or lord of the finger), a form in which he was especially worshipped at Buto, known as Djebauti, meaning (ones) of the djeba (the reason for the plural is not understood, and may just have been a result of Epenthesis, or Paragoge). The form of Djebauti eventually became depicted as an heron, nevertheless continuing to rest on the sacred perch. Buto This article is about the Egyptian city Buto. ... In poetry and phonetics, epenthesis (, from Greek epi on + en in + thesis putting) is the insertion of a consonant, a vowel, or a whole syllable into a word, usually to facilitate pronunciation. ... Paragoge is the addition to a sound to the end of a word. ... For other uses, see Heron (disambiguation). ...

Sun god

Horus represented as a falcon
Horus represented as a falcon

Since Horus was said to be the sky, it was natural that he was rapidly considered to also contain the sun and moon. It became said that the sun was one of his eyes and the moon the other, and that they traversed the sky when he, a falcon, flew across it. Thus he became known as Harmerty - Horus of two eyes. 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 Set, originating as a metaphor for the conquest of Upper Egypt by Lower Egypt in about 3000BC. 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). Image File history File links Horus_as_falcon. ... Image File history File links Horus_as_falcon. ... Sol redirects here. ... This article is about Earths moon. ... Map of Upper and Lower Egypt Ancient Egypt was divided into two kingdoms, known as Upper and Lower Egypt. ... Map of Lower and Upper Egypt Lower Egypt is the northern-most section of Egypt. ... Set In Ancient Egyptian mythology, Set (also spelled Seth, Sutekh or Seteh) is an ancient god, who was originally the god of the desert, storms, and chaos. ...

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. In the struggle Set 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. 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'), while when the moon became visible again, he was re-titled Khenty-irty (ḫnty r ỉr.ty 'He who has eyes'). While blind, it was considered that Horus was quite dangerous, sometimes attacking his friends after mistaking them for enemies. Look up testes in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article is about arid terrain. ... Infertility primarily refers to the biological inability of a man or a woman to contribute to conception. ...

Horus was occasionally shown in art as a naked boy with a finger in his mouth sitting on a lotus with his mother. 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'. This article is about the philosophical concept of Art. ... Species About 50 species, including: Nymphaea alba - European White Water-lily Nymphaea amazonium Nymphaea ampla Nymphaea blanda Nymphaea caerulea - Egyptian Blue Water-lily Nymphaea calliantha Nymphaea candida Nymphaea capensis - Cape Blue Water-lily Nymphaea citrina Nymphaea colorata Nymphaea elegans Nymphaea fennica Nymphaea flavovirens Nymphaea gardneriana Nymphaea gigantea - Australian Water-lily...

War god

Horus was also said to be a war god and a hunter's god; since he was associated with the falcon. Thus he became a symbol of majesty and power as well as the model of the pharaohs.[4]

Furthermore Nemty (also a war god meaning "He who travels") was later identified as Horus.[5] In Egyptian mythology, Anti (Antaeus in Greek, but probably not connected to the Antaeus in Greek mythology) was a god whose worship centred at Antaeopolis, in the northern part of Upper Egypt. ...

Conqueror of Set

After Set killed his father, Osiris, Horus had many battles with Set, not only to avenge his father, but to chose the rightful ruler of Egypt. One scene stated how Horus was on the verge of killing Set; but his mother (and Set's sister), Isis, stopped him. Isis injured Horus, but eventually healed him.[6] For other uses, see Osiris (disambiguation). ...

By the Nineteenth dynasty, the emnity between Set and Horus, in which Horus had ripped off one of Set's testicles, was represented as a separate tale. According to Papyrus Chester-Beatty I, Set is depicted as trying to prove his dominance by seducing Horus and then having intercourse with him. However, Horus places his hand between his thighs and catches Set's semen, then subsequently throws it in the river, so that he may not be said to have been inseminated by Set. Horus then deliberately spreads his own semen on some lettuce, which was Set's favorite food (the Egyptians thought that lettuce was phallic). After Set has eaten the lettuce, they go to the gods to try to settle the argument over the rule of Egypt. The gods first listen to Set's claim of dominance over Horus, and call his semen forth, but it answers from the river, invalidating his claim. Then, the gods listen to Horus' claim of having dominated Set, and call his semen forth, and it answers from inside Set.[7] Known rulers, in the History of Egypt, for the Nineteenth Dynasty. ... The Chester Beatty Library was established in Dublin, Ireland in 1950, to house the remarkable collections of mining magnate, Sir Alfred Chester Beatty. ... The word intercourse refers to: Look up intercourse in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Horse semen being collected for breeding purposes. ... Binomial name L. Lettuce and chicory output in 2005 Vit. ... This article is about the symbol of the erect penis. ...

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. Horus was seen as the God of Upper Egypt, and Set as the God of Lower Egypt. In this myth, the respective Upper and Lower deities have a fight, through which Horus is the victor. However, some of Horus (representing Upper Egypt) enters into Set (Lower Egypt) thus explaining why Upper Egypt is dominant over the Lower Egyptians.

But the battle wasn't over yet, 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. Horus and Seth agreed, and the race started. But Horus had a secret weapon: his boat was made of wood, not stone. Seth's boat, being made of heavy stone, sank, but Horus's didn't. Horus then won the race, and Seth stepped down and officially gave Horus the throne of Egypt.[8]

Heru-p-khart (Horus the Younger)

Horus the Younger, Άρποκράτης to the Greeks, is represented in the form of a youth wearing a lock of hair (a sign of youth) on the right side of his head. In addition, he usually wears the united crowns of Egypt,He is a form of the rising sun, representing its earliest light.

This is thought to be the original form of Horus.[9] His name meaning 'high' or 'distant' reflects his sky nature.

Heru-ur (Horus the Elder)

In this form he represented the god of light and the husband of Hathor. He was one of the oldest gods of ancient Egypt. 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.[10] He was seen as a great falcon with outstretched wings whose right eye was the sun and the left one was the moon. For other uses, see Hathor (disambiguation). ...


  1. ^ Ancient Egyptian Culture
  2. ^ The Gods of Ancient Egypt - Horus
  3. ^ Ancient Egypt: the Mythology - Horus
  4. ^ Egypt: Gods of Ancient Egypt Main Menu
  5. ^ The Contendings of Horus and Seth
  6. ^ [Mythology, published by DBP, Chapter: Egypt's divine kingship]
  7. ^ Theology WebSite: The 80 Years of Contention Between Horus and Seth
  8. ^ [Mythology, published by DBP, Chapter: Egypt's divine kingship]
  9. ^ The Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt by Richard H. Wilkinson, Thames and Hudson, page 200.
  10. ^ Heru-ur; Horus the Elder

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Heru-ra-ha is a composite deity in Aleister Crowleys quasi-Egyptian mythology; composed of Ra-Hoor-Khuit and Hoor-par-kraat. ... --68. ...

External links

  • UCAR educational article about Horus

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