Horus was an important god in Egyptian mythology, the god of the sun, light, sky, law and war, as well as hunting. Seen as the personal god of the reigning monarch at the time, Horus was the son of Osiris and Isis, conceived after his father’s murder at the hands of his uncle Set (also spelled Seth), and who later avenged his father’s death and took back his rightful place on the throne. Horus is depicted as having a falcon’s head. His name is an Ancient Greek form of Egyptian Hrw, reconstructed as Heru or Haru possibly meaning “falcon” or “high”, essentially meaning “the distant one” or “one who is high/above”.
Origin: Ancient Egyptian
- Horos (Hellenized Ancient Egyptian)
- Heru (Ancient Egyptian)