from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Mythology The ancient Egyptian god of the sun, son of Osiris and Isis, represented as having the head of a hawk.
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- proper n. the ancient Egyptian god of the sky.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Egypt. myth., a divinity of dual relations.
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- n. Egyptian solar god with the head of a falcon; the son of Osiris and Isis
I think Horus is a good place to start as well, and I'll explain why.
Horus is my favorite, because of my love of egyptian mythology.
Nephthys, [FN#303] and that Isis and Osiris, having a mutual affection, enjoyed each other in their mother's womb before they were born, and that from this commerce sprang Aroueris, whom the Egyptians likewise call Horus the Elder, and the Greeks Apollo.
Now the King of Egypt was always called Horus, and the priests of Edfu wishing to magnify their local god, Horus of Behutet, or Horus of Edfu, attributed to him the conquests of this human, and probably predynastic, king.
Osiris and Isis married before their birth, and Isis brought forth a son called Horus;
The sun was styled Harmakhûîti, the Horus of the two mountains -- that is, the Horus who comes forth from the mountain of the east in the morning, and retires at evening into the mountain of the west; [*] or Hartimâ,
As the Egyptians call Horus 'the avenger of his father,' perhaps he may become his mother's defender and avenger.
After them there arose a king called Horus, or Har-em-hebi, who utterly swept away the "Disk-worshippers," ruined their new city, obliterated their names, mutilated their monuments, and restored the ancient religion of the Egyptians to its former place as the religion, not only of the people, but of the court.
"In Egyptian mythology the figure is known as Horus, the child of Isis and Osiris," the
Tjaru was one of a chain of forts now beign discovered along this route, known as the Horus Way, which lead from Egypt towards the eastern world.
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