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ˈhɔr əs, ˈhoʊr-ho·rus

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Horusnoun

    Egyptian solar god with the head of a falcon; the son of Osiris and Isis

Wiktionary

  1. Horusnoun

    the ancient Egyptian god of the sky.

    Etymology: From Horus, from Ὧρος.

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  1. 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 Egypt specialists. 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. The earliest recorded form of Horus is the patron deity of Nekhen in Upper Egypt, who is the first known national god, specifically related to the king who in time came to be regarded as a manifestation of Horus in life and Osiris in death. The most commonly encountered family relationship describes Horus as the son of Isis and Osiris but in another tradition Hathor is regarded as his mother and sometimes as his wife. Horus served many functions in the Egyptian pantheon, most notably being the god of the sun, war and protection.

Mythology

  1. Horus

    (Ho′rus). The name of two deities, one Sol, the Egyptian day god; the other, the son of Osiris and Isis.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of horus in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of horus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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