Definition of Horus

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

Generic synonyms: Egyptian Deity

Definition of Horus

1. Proper noun. (Egyptian mythology) the ancient Egyptian god of the sky. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Horus

Horseshoe Falls
Horsley's bone wax
Hortega's neuroglia stain
Hortega cells
Horton's arteritis
Horton's cephalalgia
Horton's headache
Horton's syndrome
Horus (current term)
Hosni Mubarak
Hot Springs
Hot Springs National Park

Literary usage of Horus

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians by John Gardner Wilkinson (1878)
"The hawk placed on the wooden tablets in the tombs, and sometimes on the mummy case itself, was an emblem of Horus. The warlike character, as well as the ..."

2. Egypt: Handbook for Travellers by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1902)
"Temple of Horus leads almost due W. from the landing-place, then, ... The **Temple of Horus was freed by Mariette under the auspices of the Viceroy Sa'id ..."

3. The Mythology of All Races by Louis Herbert Gray, George Foot Moore, John Arnott MacCulloch (1918)
"Many of these gods were evidently quite independent in origin, but were identified with Horus when he became the principal deity. ..."

4. Ancient Records of Egypt: Historical Documents from the Earliest Times to by James Henry Breasted (1906)
"4. cln my publication of the text, I overlooked the earlier occurrence of this Intef s Horus-name on a stela at Abydos (Mariette, Catalogue d'Abydos, 96, ..."

5. Development of Religion and Thought in Ancient Egypt: Lectures Delivered on by James Henry Breasted (1912)
"l Over and( over again the resurrection of Osiris by Horus, ... Horus collects for thee thy limbs that he may put thee together without any lack in thee. ..."

6. A Second Series of the Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians by John Gardner Wilkinson (1841)
"This last and Harpocrates are not always easily separated, nor has Plutarch maintained a proper distinction between the elder and younger Horus ; and he not ..."

7. Egypt's Place in Universal History: An Historical Investigation in Five Books by Baron Christian Karl Josias Bunsen, Samuel Birch, Charles Herbert Cottrell (1867)
"He is therefore the old Horus 38°, the first-born, the weakly son of Isis, the child of the ... Horus as a young god with sceptre and life, the full crown, ..."

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