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Item:283625818129File:Egyptian - Figure of a Horus Falcon Horus, a god worshipped for 3 millenniaHorus was an Egyptian god first worshipped in Upper Egypt more than 3,000 years BCE. Over three millennia, Horus worship, and the stories and beliefs about him, were developed and modified, so that he (or gods very like him) appear under different names, and the role he played in Egyptian mythology varied.For example, in early Egypt, Horus was the brother of Isis, Osiris, Set and Nephthys, but later he became the son of Isis and Osiris (who were brother and sister). For a significant period, the Pharaoh was seen as the embodiment of Horus until he died, then he was identified with Osiris in the afterlife, and the new king embodied Horus.The role of HorusHorus is one of the oldest of the Egyptian gods. In the beginning he was the god of light in the upper kingdom, but when the two kingdoms were united, he became the national god. Horus was the sky god, and so contained the sun and moon, which were seen as his eyes. Hence Horus was sometimes symbolised by an eye, but was normally depicted as a falcon or a falcon-headed man. He was also the god of war and hunting.Horus, as god of the fertile kingdom, especially the upper kingdom, was seen as being in conflict with Set, the god of the desert and the lower kingdom – this is seen as explaining or symbolising the victory of the upper kingdom over the lower, or of the fertile kingom over the desert. Dated: Egyptian, New KingdomProvenance: Egypt. Dimensions: 12 x 35 mm Condition: good condition.
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Fine! ANCIENT Egypt Carnelian Bead Horus Falcon Bird God protector Pendant