[hawr-uh s, hohr-]
- a solar deity, regarded as either the son or the brother of Isis and Osiris, and usually represented as a falcon or as a man with the head of a falcon.
Origin of Horus
< Late Latin Hōrus < Greek Hôros < Egyptian ḥr
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For herself, Gu chose the English name Horus L. Kai, after the ancient Egyptian god of war, sun, and sky, symbolized as a falcon.China’s Jackie Kennedy: Gu Kailai and the Bo Xilai’s Scandal
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As far back as we can see, Hathor is a cow, and Horus a hawk, and Anubis a jackal.History of Religion
The king Horus took the place of the Great Mother as the avenger of the gods.
But the enemies of the god were also punished by Horus in the legend of Horus and Set.
Instead of fighting for Jupiter (Re) as Horus did, he is against him.
Horus was in fact the son of Osiris and Hathor, from whom he derived his attributes.
- a solar god of Egyptian mythology, usually depicted with a falcon's head
via Late Latin from Greek Hōros, from Egyptian Hur hawk
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Word Origin and History for horus
1851, Egyptian hawk-headed god, from Latin Horus, from Egyptian Hor, literally "the high-flying one."
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