Son of Isis and Osiris (see Egyptian Mythology). He is the God of the Sky. He is depicted as a falcon or a man with the head of a falcon. He was closely associated with the Pharaoh of Upper Egypt. In the fight with Seth, one of his eyes was damaged and partially blinded. Since his eyes represented the Sun and the Moon, this explains why the Moon is dimmer than the Sun. He had several other manifestations such as Ra Horakhty, Montu, and Sokar. Other forms of Horus were Haroeris (the elder Horus) and Harsiesis (Horus, son of Isis).

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Horus - The God of the Sky

Relief Horus Right Thoth
Relief of Horus (right) with Thoth (left), and the Pharaoh Ramesses II (center) in the Karnak Temple in Luxor. (1149k)
Relief Horus Temple Horus
Relief of Horus in the Temple of Horus in Edfu. (731k)
Close-up Head Horus Temple
Close-up of the head of Horus in the Temple of Horus in Edfu. You can see the Pshent, or Double Crown, of Upper and Lower Egypt, and the Cobra for protection. (723k)
Representation Horus Sun Disk
Another representation of Horus was as a Sun Disk with Wings, usually flanked by a pair of Cobras. This representation was often used on top of an entrance for protection of the building. This one was over the entrance to the Temple of Horus in Edfu. (721k)
Statue Horus Form Falcon
Statue of Horus in the form of Falcon wearing the Pshent, in the Temple of Horus in Edfu. (813k)
Relief Horus Center Holding
Relief of Horus (center, holding the Was scepter), with his wife Hathor (left) in the Temple of Horus in Edfu. (834k)
Relief Horus Center Holding
Relief of Horus (center, holding the Was scepter), with his wife Hathor (center right) and a Pharaoh (left) in the Temple of Horus in Edfu. (523k)
Horus Started Overpower Seth
As Horus started to overpower Seth, Seth started growing bigger. Here is Seth as a large hippo, with Horus above him, and Isis, Horus' mother (right), Sekhmet (upper left), and Min (lower left). Relief in the Temple of Horus in Edfu. (670k)
Painted Relief Horus Temple
Painted relief of Horus in the Temple of Horus in Edfu. (716k)
Relief Horus Center Right
Relief of Horus (center right) with his son (right, holding the Was scepter), his mother Isis, here shown as a cat (center, touching the Ankh to the Pharaoh's mouth), a Pharaoh (center), Nut (left of the Pharaoh, with horns and a Sun disk), and Thoth (left) in the Temple of Kom Ombo. (754k)
Huge Relief Horus Temple
A huge relief of Horus in the Temple of Kom Ombo. It was a good 10 m (30 ft) high. (1004k)
Relief Horus Left Wife
Relief of Horus (left), with his wife Hathor (right) in the Temple of Kom Ombo. (734k)
Relief Eye Horus Temple
Relief of the Eye of Horus in the Temple of Kom Ombo. (720k)
Relief Eye Horus Temple
Relief of the Eye of Horus in the Temple of Kom Ombo. (887k)
Close-up Relief Horus Temple
Close-up of a relief of Horus in the Temple of Kom Ombo. (945k)
Relief Horus Body Lion
Relief of Horus with the body of a Lion in the Temple of Kom Ombo. Note the colors on this column. (1071k)
Huge Relief Horus Entrance
Huge relief of Horus on the entrance pillars in the Philae Temple of Isis. (850k)
Relief Eye Horus Philae
Relief of the Eye of Horus in the Philae Temple of Isis. (770k)
Relief Eye Horus Philae
Relief of the Eye of Horus in the Philae Temple of Isis. (870k)
Relief Amun Ra Center
Relief of Amun Ra (center), Horus (far right), Ra Horakhty (right) and the Pharaoh Ramesses II (left) in the Temple of Abu Simbel. (677k)
Painting Tomb Queen Nefertari
Painting in the tomb of the Queen Nefertari, showing the God Horus leading the Queen, with the Goddess Neith on the far right. (599k)
Superb Paintings Tomb Horemheb
Superb paintings in the Tomb of Horemheb, showing the God Horus (center right) and his wife Hathor (left). (635k)

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