What are Horus?

  • (noun): Egyptian falcon-headed solar god.

Horus

Horus is one of the oldest and most significant deities in ancient Egyptian religion, who was worshipped from at least the late Predynastic period through to Greco-Roman times. Different forms of Horus are recorded in history, and these are treated as distinct gods by Egyptologists. These various forms may possibly be different perceptions of the same multi-layered deity in which certain attributes or syncretic relationships are emphasized, not necessarily in opposition but complementary to one another, consistent with how the Ancient Egyptians viewed the multiple facets of reality. He was most often depicted as a falcon, most likely a lanner or peregrine, or as a man with a falcon head.

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List Of Horus Heresy Characters - Luna Wolves/Sons of Horus Space Marines - Garviel Loken
... Loken is a major character in the opening stages of the Horus Heresy ... He is the Captain of the 10th Company and joins the Mournival, an informal body advising Warmaster Horus ... Horus says of Loken that he is "a precise and accurate thinker," and he is portrayed as having one of the most analytical and perceptive minds of the Legion ...
Aktisanes - Titles
... Horus name Kanakht Merymaat ("Mighty Bull who loves Equity") Nebty name Wer-menu-em-per-itef-Amen-en-nepet ("Whose monuments are great in the house of his father Amun in Napata") Golden horus name Ir-sankhy-rek ... Aktisanes' Horus name Kanakht-nerymaat is the same as the Horus name of Ramesses II (and Osorkon II and Shoshenq III) ...
Mythological Roles - Heru-ur (Horus The Elder)
... The Greek form of Heru-ur (or Har wer) is Haroeris ... Other variants include Hor Merti 'Horus of the two eyes' and Horkhenti Irti ...
List Of Marvel Comics Characters: H - Horus - Other Versions
... Horus appears as a member of a team of Avengers from a parallel reality where the Middle East is the dominant super power ... In this alternate timeline, Horus uses a large ankh as the focus for his solar energy ...
LGBT Themes In Mythology - African Mythologies - Egyptian
... The most well-known example of this occurs in the power-struggle between the sky-god Horus, and his uncle Set, the destructive god of the desert ... of seduction, in which he compliments Horus on his buttocks and tries to anally penetrate him ... Unknowingly failing, Set ejaculates between Horus's thighs, allowing Horus to collect his semen to use against him ...