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For ither uises, see Horus (disambiguation).

Horus is ane o the auldest an maist significant deities in auncient Egyptian releegion, who wis worshippit frae at least the late Predynastic period throu tae Greco-Roman times. Different forms o Horus are recordit in history, an these are treatit as distinct gods bi Egyp specialists.[1] These various forms mey possibly be different perceptions o the same multi-layered deity in which certain attributes or syncretic relationships are emphasisit, no necessarily in opposition but complementary tae ane anither, consistent wi hou the Auncient Egyptians viewed the multiple facets o reality.[2] He wis maist aften depictit as a falcon, maist likely a lanner or peregrine, or as a man wi a falcon heid.[3]

Horus
Horus standing.svg
Major cult centrer Nekhen, Behdet Edfu
Symbol The wedjat eye
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Consort Hathor (in ane version)
Affspring Imsety, Hapi, Duamutef, Qebehsenuef an Ihy
Parents Osiris an Isis in some meeths, an Nut an Geb in ithers.
Siblins Osiris, Isis, Set, an Nephthys (in some accoonts)

ReferencesEedit

  1. "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. Wilkinson, Richard H. (2003). The Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt. Thames & Hudson. p. 202.

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