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Horus

was a man with a falcon's head. In most drawings, he was show as a contributor. He would either be holding both his hands out in a giving fashion, or he would be leading someone by their hand. In some cases Horus was also portrayed only as a falcon, not human. He was usually show wearing a large elaborate hat, symbolizing seer of both upper and lower Egypt. Horus was commonly shown with a sun or moon on top of his head; this is because many people associated the sky with the sun and moon.


Significance:

Horus was one of the first pre-eminent divine beings. The hieroglyph representing the word for "god," was the picture of a falcon perched on a branch. Horus is extremely well known for his eyes. Many Egyptians wrote that his eyes were the sun and moon of the world. There is a story telling why the moon shines so much dimmer than the sun. It had to do with Osiris's death. When Set killed Osiris, Horus fought Set, so that Set could not become the overall leader of Egypt. In this battle of the gods, it was known that Set gouged out Horus's eye "the moon." This made him not be able to see through, and there for the moon was forever dimmer.
It was also later know that Horus's eye was renewed to its original capacities by Thoth. To this day Horus's eye is portrayed as the symbol of regeneration and healing. However, some people believe that his eye is a symbol of the fight and struggle he had with Set, in this case it represents the eye of power. In the present day a lot of people get Horus's eye tattooed on their body. The meanings and ideas of the original Horus were lost with time. Since Horus is a relatively old god, his meaning adapted and mutated to fit the needs of the citizens. From this battle with Set he became a symbol of power, struggle, loss, and renewal.
Depending on what area of Egypt one lived, his meanings differed. Since Horus is such an old god, his childhood and how he got his powers are a bit plain. It was said that his mother gave him the powers, because she foresaw her husband being murdered, and she wanted her son to oversee all of Egypt. However, not many people believe this story.

Family:

Horus is the son of Osiris, and Isis. Some believe he had a brother Anubis. His Mother Isis told him to be the protector of Egypt after the death of his father Osiris. Horus battled with Set for all of Egypt, Horus eventually won. Horus had four sons (For more go to Four sons of Horus).


List of Gods   : "falcon god"

NameOriginDescription
Goddess name "An i" Egypt / Upper Guardian deity. Seems to have become assimilated with HORUS and was one of the protectors of the eastern sky in which the Sun rises. According to some texts he is also responsible for the decapitation of the goddess HATHOR in a conflict for the throne of Egypt. Anti is known from Middle kingdom coffin texts (circa 2000 BC). Depicted as a falcon, or a human with a falcon's head, standing on a crescent-shaped barque....
God name "Harakhte or Harakhtes" Egypt The Sun God and mythical first pharaoh, son of Isis and Osiris. Represented as falcon headed god he was later absorbed by Ra. Egypt
God name "Haroeris [Greek]" Egypt Form of the god HORUS as a man. The name distinguishes the mature deity from HARPOKRATES, the child Horus. In this form he avenges his father, OSIRIS, and regains his kingdom from SETH, his uncle. He is depicted as the falcon god. Also Harueris; Har-wer (both Egyptian); HARENDOTES....
God name "Horus" Egypt Hor, Heru-ur, the Elder Son of Nut and Seb. A sky god whose eyes are the Sun and the moon. The falcon symbolizes him. Egypt
God name "Horus" Egypt The god of the sky, and the son of Osiris. His mother is Isis. Since he was god of the sky, Horus became depicted as a falcon, or as a falcon-headed man. Egypt
God name "Horus" Egyptian The Mighty One of Transformations. Egyptian god, the son of Isis and Osiris. God of the all-seeing eye. His animal is the falcon.
Goddess name "Khons(u) (wanderer)" Egypt / Upper moon god. Recognized from at least 2500 BC but best known during the New kingdom (mid-sixteenth century BC). A significant deity at Thebes, where he is described as an offspring of AMUN and MUT. His sacred animal is the baboon. There is a Khonsu precinct as part of the Temple of Amun in the Karnak complex. From the Greco-Roman period there exists a sanctuary of Kom-ombo where Khonsu is seen as the offspring of the crocodile god SOBEK and the mother goddess HATHOR. Depicted anthropomorphically or with a falcon's head, but in either case enveloped in a close-fitting robe. He wears a crown consisting of a crescent moon subtending a full moon orb....
God name "Montu" Egypt Local god of war. Worshiped in and around the district of Thebes in Upper Egypt. He is known from circa 2000 BC and possibly earlier, but came to special prominence overseeing the aggressive posture of Theban kings from the XI to XVIII Dynasty (2133-1320 BC). Montu is depicted in human form but with a falcon's head surmounted by twin plumes, a Sun disc and the uraeus (cobra). At some stage, probably as Month (Greek), he became identified with a sacred bull, Buchis....
God name "Pariacaca" Peru A god of water and Rainstorms and a creator-god. He was born a falcon but later became human. Peru
God name "Pariacaca" Pre - Inca central Andean / South America weather god. The deity responsible for Rain and thunder, personified by the falcon....
God name "Re-Horakhte" Egypt Or Re-Harakhte ("Re-Horus at the horizon") was a combination of the Sun god Re from Lower Egypt and Horakhty who was an aspect of the falcon god Horus from Upper Egypt.
God name "Sokar" Egypt A god of rebirth and rejuvination, depicted as a man with a falcon's head. He was the guardian of the necropolis at Memphis. Egypt
God name "Soma" Scandinavian To drink the Soma. To become immortal. In the Vedic hymns the Soma is the moon-plant, the juice of which confers immortality, and exhilarates even the gods. It is said to be brought down from heaven by a falcon. Scandinavian
God name "Sopedu" Egypt Guardian deity. A god who protects the eastern border, usually depicted as a falcon or a Bedouin with a headdress of tall plumes. His cult was followed chiefly at Saft el-Henna in the Nile delta. Sopedu is linked in Pyramid Texts with the hawk god HORUS. He also acted as a patron deity of the turquoise mines in the Sinai with inscriptions at Serabit el-Khadim. Also Sopdu....
Goddess name "Wepwawet" Egypt God of passage. Depicted as a jackal, Wepwawet began as a god of Upper Egypt, but his cult spread along the whole of the Nile valley. According to Pyramid Texts, he was born beneath a tamarisk tree in the sanctuary of the goddess WADJET at Buto. He is also closely linked with the falcon god HORUS. He is perceived preceding the ruler either to or from battle, or to the afterlife, when his adze is used to break open the mouth of the dead person. In a similar context he is linked to the Sun god RE when he “opens the dawn sky” to the deceased. As a god of passage, he also opens the way to the womb....
God name "Yah" Egypt moon god. Yah may have been an import to Egypt brought by Semitic immigrants who based his profile on the Mesopotamian god SIN. He is mentioned largely from the twentieth century BC onward and is depicted in human form, but can also be represented by the falcon and the ibis....