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An ancient Egyptian deity. Horus is usually depicted as a falcon and at times considered god of the sun, war, and protection. Generally considered the son of Osiris and Isis. One of the most important myths surrounding Horus is his rivalry with Set, Egyptian god of the desert.
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Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
HORUS חור, *חרI. Hor, Gk Horos (Horus) is the name of a number of Egyptian gods. It has been suggested that it occurs, as a (theophoric element in) biblical personal name(s). It is found in Šîḥôr, Josh 13:3; Isa 23:3; Jer 2:18; 1 Chr 13:5; cf. Josh 19:26. This toponym renders Eg “Lake of Horus” (on
HorusIn ancient Egyptian religion and mythology, Horus was the hawk- or falcon-headed sky god, the son of Osiris and Isis. A central deity in the Egyptian pantheon, Horus comprised many aspects. The worship of Horus originated in predynastic times and spread and consolidated throughout ancient Egypt.
Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Ho′rus. The Egyptian day-god, represented in hieroglyphics by a sparrow-hawk, which bird was sacred to him. He was son of Osi′ris and Isis, but his birth being premature he was weak in the lower limbs. As a child he is seen carried in his mother’s arms, wearing the pschent or atf, and seated on a lotus-flower
Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, Volumes I–III
HORUS (Ὧρος), the Egyptian god of the sun, whose worship was established very extensively in Greece, and afterwards even at Rome, although Greek astronomy and mystic philosophy greatly modified the original idea of Horus. He was compared with the Greek Apollo, and identified with Harpocrates, the last-born
A Dictionary of Christian Biography, Literature, Sects and Doctrines, Volumes I–IV
HORUS (ὅρος). According to the doctrine of Valentinus, as described by Irenaeus i. 2, p. 10, the youngest Aeon Sophia, in her passion to comprehend the Father of all, runs the danger of being absorbed into his essence, from which she is saved by coming in contact with the limiting power ὅρος, whose