(Ancient Egyptian God)
Horus, in Egyptian mythology, god of the sky and of light and
goodness. One of the major Egyptian deities, Horus was the son of
Isis, the nature goddess, and Osiris, the god of the underworld.
After Osiris was murdered by his evil brother Set, the god of
darkness and evil, Horus avenged his father's death by killing
his uncle. Worshiped throughout Egypt, Horus was usually depicted
as a falcon or a falcon-headed man. Another representation of
him, an infant with a finger held to his lips, was known as
Harpocrates by the Greeks and Romans.
Suggested Reading: Legends of the
Egyptian Gods ; by Sir E.A.Wallis Budge, Dover
Publications, Inc. (1994).