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Horus

Horus is one of the most significant ancient Egyptian deities. He was worshipped from at least the late prehistoric Egypt until the Ptolemaic Kingdom and Roman Egypt. Different forms of Horus are recorded in history and these are treated as distinct gods by Egyptologists. These various forms may possibly be different perceptions of the same multi-layered deity in which certain attributes or syncretic relationships are emphasized, not necessarily in opposition but complementary to one another, consistent with how the Ancient Egyptians viewed the multiple facets of reality. He was most often depicted as a falcon, most likely a lanner falcon or peregrine falcon, or as a man with a falcon head.

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Horus, one of Egypt's oldest gods, was considered the god of both life and order. Because of this, he is most often seen standing opposed to either Seth (the god of chaos) or Anubis (the god of death).

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Tattoo of Horus and Anubis.

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The Eye of Horus is supposed to be a symbol of protection.

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The Ankh, a cross with a rounded head, was a symbol for life which a few different Egyptian gods carried, the most notable being Horus.

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