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Horus

(hôr`əs), in Egyptian religion, sky god, god of light and goodness. One of the most important of the Egyptian deities, Horus was the son of Osiris and Isis. In a famous myth he avenged the murder of his father by defeating Set, the god of evil and darkness. As Horus the Elder he was represented as a falcon-headed solar deity, who was perhaps originally a king or high priest of predynastic Egypt. As Horus the Child, called HarpocratesHarpocrates
, the Greek name for the Egyptian sky god Horus. He was represented as a small boy with his finger held to his lips and came to be considered the god of silence. His cult, combined with that of Isis and Serapis, was very popular in the Roman Empire.
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 by the Greeks and Romans, he was represented as a small boy with a finger held to his lips.
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An image of Horus and Anubis from The Dawn of Civilization: Egypt and Chaldea by G. Maspero, 1894. Reproduced by permission of Fortean Picture Library.

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Horus, asteroid 1,924 (the 1,924th asteroid to be discovered, on September 24, 1960), is approximately 8.2 kilometers in diameter and has an orbital period of 3.6 years. Horus was named after an Egyptian sky-god who in later mythology became the son of Osiris. J. Lee Lehman associates Horus with “far-sightedness and avenging nature.” Jacob Schwartz gives the astrological significance of this asteroid as “synthesis resolving thesis and antithesis (Osiris and Isis); farsightedness.”

Sources:

Kowal, Charles T. Asteroids: Their Nature and Utilization. Chichester, West Sussex, UK: Ellis Horwood Limited, 1988.
Lehman, J. Lee. The Ultimate Asteroid Book. West Chester, PA: Whitford Press, 1988.
Schwartz, Jacob. Asteroid Name Encyclopedia. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 1995.

Horus

 

in ancient Egyptian mythology, the god of the sun. He was considered to be the protector of the pharaoh’s power, the pharaoh being his earthly embodiment. Horus was originally represented in the form of a soaring bird, whose eyes were the sun and the moon, and, apparently, was god of the sky. Cults of several gods called Horus existed. These gods were revered in various places and had common features. Horus was most often depicted in the form of a falcon (or a man with a falcon’s head) or a winged sun disk. He was considered to be the son of Osiris and Isis and to have defeated his father’s murderer, the evil god Seth, in single combat.

REFERENCES

Mat’e, M. E. Drevneegipetskie mify. Moscow-Leningrad, 1956. (Bibliography.)
Mercer. S. Horus, Royal God of Egypt. Grafton (Mass.), 1942.

Horus

a solar god of Egyptian mythology, usually depicted with a falcon's head
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