Horus

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Horus Egyptian solar god with the head of a falcon; the son of Osiris and Isis
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Horus In Egypt. myth., a divinity of dual relations. He was Horus the elder, a brother of Osiris, and Horus the child, the offspring of Osiris and Isis. By the Greeks of the decadence Horus the child was identified with Harpocrates, and his worship was also carried on in Rome. Like Ra, Horus was represented in art as hawk-headed. Also called Hor.
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Usage

In literature:

He was already too much under the charm of the Horus Stone.
"The Mummy and Miss Nitocris" by George Griffith
One by one all the functions of Ra had been usurped by Horus, and all the designations of Horus had been appropriated by Ra.
"History Of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, Volume 1 (of 12)" by G. Maspero
Horus in Egypt was born of the Virgin Isis.
"The Necessity of Atheism" by Dr. D.M. Brooks
When the waters did not increase as they should, the Horus was represented stretched on the back of a lion, as dead.
"Roman Antiquities, and Ancient Mythology" by Charles K. Dillaway
The sun-god Horus was already the son of Osiris.
"The Evolution of the Dragon" by G. Elliot Smith
A beam shone from him upon Isis, who in consequence bore a son, Harpocrates or Horus.
"Christianity As A Mystical Fact" by Rudolf Steiner
Horus, 77, 93, 94, 108, 112. the eye of, 84.
"Scarabs" by Isaac Myer
The virtues of his eye are the virtues of the eye of Horus, who destroys all creatures.
"Woman on Her Own, False Gods & The Red Robe" by Eugène Brieux
What was she, after all, this Nes Khons, daughter of Horus and Rouaa, called Lady in her epitaph?
"The Works of Theophile Gautier, Volume 5" by Theophile Gautier
Then came the bearers of a sacred boat and the mysterious eye of Horus, the god of stability.
"The Cat of Bubastes" by G. A. Henty
As far back as we can see, Hathor is a cow, and Horus a hawk, and Anubis a jackal.
"History of Religion" by Allan Menzies
Among the Egyptians we meet with the serpent, Assap, who fights against the sun and moon, and whom Horus pierces with his weapon.
"The Contemporary Review, Volume 36, September 1879" by Various
Osiris (5) and Horus (41) are alluded to, but only historically, in respect of their rule upon earth, not as present powers.
"The Instruction of Ptah-Hotep and the Instruction of Ke'Gemni" by Battiscombe G. Gunn
The hawk-headed one must be Horus.
"The Egyptian Cat Mystery" by Harold Leland Goodwin
He was Osiris, he was Isis, he was Horus.
"The Lords of the Ghostland" by Edgar Saltus
Nothing is more common on the religious monuments of Egypt than the infant Horus seated in the lap of his virgin mother.
"Bible Myths and their Parallels in other Religions" by T. W. Doane
What made gold Horus smile with golden lips?
"Blooms of the Berry" by Madison J. Cawein
Horus, the son of Osiris, as the New Year, in his turn overcomes Typho.
"The Golden Treasury" by Various
I swore by the head of Horus that she should be mine.
"The Great Keinplatz Experiment and Other Tales of Twilight and the Unseen" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Horus the elder, while the other, the child of Isis and Osiris, was called Harpocrates, i.e.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 1" by Various
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In poetry:

And on the summit of the pile the blue-faced
ape of Horus sits
And gibbers while the fig-tree splits the pillars
of the peristyle
"The Sphinx" by Oscar Wilde

In news:

Robert Juliat Celebrates 90 Years, Reintroduces Horus .
The Horus tungsten cyclorama light has been reintroduced by Robert Juliat due to popular demand.
The Eye of Horus by Carol Thurston, published by William Morrow.
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In science:

ISIS and its successor, Horus, were a result of research work done at Cornell University on fault tolerance in distributed systems.
Cluster Computing White Paper
The Horus project was originally launched as an effort to redesign the Isis group communication system.
Cluster Computing White Paper
Maffeis, Horus, a Flexible Group Communication System, Communications of the ACM, April 1996. Y.A.
Cluster Computing White Paper
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