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Hoʹrus

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The Egyptian day - god, represented in hieroglyphics by a sparrow-hawk, which bird was sacred to him. He was son of Osiʹris and Isis, but his birth being premature he was weak in the lower limbs. As a child he is seen carried in his mother’s arms, wearing the pschent or atf, and seated on a lotus-flower with his finger on his lips. As an adult he is represented hawk-headed. (Egyptian, har or hor, “the day” or “sun’s path.”) Strictly speaking, Horus is the rising sun, Ra the noonday sun, and Osiris the setting sun. (Whence Greek and Latin hora, and our hour.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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