Elder) An early form of Horus. He was a god of light. His eyes
represented the sun and the moon. He was also the brother of Osiris and
Seth. Sometimes he was the son, or the husband
In the form of Horus of Edfu, he represented the midday sun. This Horus
was worshipped in the western Delta and later, as his cult spread south
into Upper Egypt, a cult center was established in Edfu. Horus
of Edfu fights a great
battle against Seth and an army of
conspirators. He is pictured as a winged sun-disk or as a hawk headed lion.
(Horus of the two horizons) This horus was identified with Ra and the
daily voyage of the sun from horizon to horizon. The two deities
combined to become Ra-Harakhte. He was represented as a falcon or a falcon-headed man wearing the solar disk
and double crown or the uraeus and the atef crown.
in the Horizon) In this form he represented the rising sun and was
associated with Khepri. He was also considered to be the keeper of wisdom. He was
sometimes pictured as a man with a falcon's head, or a falcon headed
lion. But his most recognizable form is that of a sphinx,
as a ram-headed sphinx.
of Isis) This Horus was the son of Isis and Osiris. He was
conceived magically after the death of Osiris and brought up by Isis on
a floating island in the marshes of Buto. The child was weak and in
constant danger from the scheming of his wicked uncle Seth, who sent
serpents and monsters to attack him. But his mother, Isis was great in
the magical arts and she warded off this evil by using a spell against
creatures biting with their mouths and stinging with their tails, and
the young Horus survived and grew.
infant Horus) As a child he represented the new born sun and was often
pictured being suckled by Isis. he was usually represented as a seated
child, sucking his thumb, his head was shaved except for the sidelock
of youth. Even as a child, he wore the royal crown and uraeus.
(Horus the avenger of his father)
(Horus Lord of the Two Lands)