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
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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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