Gender Masculine
Scripts Ὧρος(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. HAWR-əs(English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Latinized form of Ὧρος (Horos), the Greek form of Egyptian ḥrw (reconstructed as Heru and other forms) possibly from ḥr "above, over" or ḥrj "distant". In Egyptian mythology Horus was a god of the sky and light, often depicted as a man with the head of a falcon. In some versions of the mythology he was the son of Osiris and Isis, and avenged his father's murder by killing his uncle Seth.

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VariantsHeru, Horos

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Entry updated June 9, 2023