Horus

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For ither uises, see Horus (disambiguation).
Horus
Major cult centrer= Nekhen, Behdet Edfu

Horus is ane o the auldest an maist significant deities in auncient Egyptian releegion, who wis worshippit frae at least the late Predynastic period throu tae Greco-Roman times. Different forms o Horus are recordit in history, an these are treatit as distinct gods bi Egyp specialists.[1] These various forms mey possibly be different perceptions o the same multi-layered deity in which certain attributes or syncretic relationships are emphasisit, no necessarily in opposition but complementary tae ane anither, consistent wi hou the Auncient Egyptians viewed the multiple facets o reality.[2] He wis maist aften depictit as a falcon, maist likely a lanner or peregrine, or as a man wi a falcon heid.[3]

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  1. "The Oxford Guide: Essential Guide to Egyptian Mythology", Edited by Donald B. Redford, Horus: by Edmund S. Meltzer, p164–168, Berkley, 2003, ISBN 0-425-19096-X
  2. "The Oxford Guide: Essential Guide to Egyptian Mythology", Edited by Donald B. Redford, p106 & p165, Berkley, 2003, ISBN 0-425-19096-X
  3. Wilkinson, Richard H. (2003). The Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt. Thames & Hudson. p. 202.

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