Origin: Egyptian

Meaning: the Greek form of Egyptian Hrw, reconstructed as Heru or Haru possibly meaning “falcon” or “high” referring to “The distant one” or “One who is high/above”

In Egyptian mythology, Horus was the most important of the gods. Seen as the personal god of the reigning monarch at the time, he was also the god of the sky, light, law and war, as well as war and hunting. Horus was the son of Osiris and Isis, who was conceived after his father’s murder at the hands of Set when Isis managed to retrieve most of the dismembered pieces of her husband, who only stayed alive long enough to conceive a son, who later avenged his father’s death and took back his rightful place on the throne.

Horus is often depicted as having a falcon’s head.


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