Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. HAWR-əs(English)

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 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.

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VariantsHeru, Horos

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Entry updated November 20, 2020