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PronouncedPron.HAWR-əs English

Meaning & History

Latinized form of ‘Ωρος (Horos), the Greek form of Egyptian Hrw (reconstructed as Heru) possibly meaning "falcon" or "high". In Egyptian mythology Horus was the god of light, often depicted as a man with the head of a falcon. The son Osiris and Isis, he avenged his father's murder by killing Seth.
VariantsHeru, Horos


animals, birds, Egyptian mythology, gods, nature
Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute