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The name, Horus, could be used to refer to multiple Egyptian deities.
  Egyptian mythology:  sun god with the head of a falcon
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More accurately, the name, Horus, was used to refer to multiple Egyptian deities. Additionally, each pharaoh who was considered an earthly domain representation of Horus.
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  • The name, Horus, could be used to refer to multiple Egyptian deities.
  • Mine was an Eye of Horus, which was a popular protection symbol in Ancient Egypt.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • Pictograms of Isis nursing her miraculously conceived son Horus became the blueprint for our modern images of the Virgin Mary nursing Baby Jesus.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • I knew this because Horus had shared space in my head a few months ago.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire

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  • —You pray to a local and obscure idol: our temples, majestic and mysterious, are the abodes of Isis and Osiris, of Horus and Ammon Ra.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • In the "Chapter of Driving Back the Two Merti Goddesses" the soul declares its purpose, and protects itself by stating its claim to be the son of the father: " I shine from the Sektet boat, I am Horus the son of Osiris, and I have come to see my father Osiris."
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • In fact my dad says the modern pharmacist’s symbol, R, is a simplified version of the Eye of Horus, because medicine is supposed to protect you.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • After weeks of asking for help, I’d finally gotten a tip from my buddy the falcon war god Horus, speaking in my dreams: Oh, by the way, that artifact you wanted?
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • And at the far end of the Great Room was a set of double doors marked with the Eye of Horus, and chained with half a dozen padlocks.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • "Then Horus, Set, Isis, and, urn " Carter consulted his scroll.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid

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  • I shuddered when we passed a statue of Horus—the falcon-headed god who’d inhabited my body last Christmas.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • They’d duct-taped four Sons of Horus statues around the edges of the window and painted hieroglyphs on the glass to counteract the curses and the mortal alarm system.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • Isis, Osiris, Horus, Nephthys—where are they?
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • Put the Sons of Horus around us at the cardinal points.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • And soon we shall mark the birth of our son—Horus, the great one!
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • Horus told me it holds the secret to finding the Book of Ra.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • Unfortunately, Horus hadn’t been very specific.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • I wished I still had Horus’s voice inside my head, egging me on.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • "Griffins are servants of Horus," I said.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • I summoned the Eye of Horus, and the spirit hissed.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • Then Horus defeated Set and became pharaoh.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • Horus and Isis had both discussed it with us.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • I’d shared a body with Horus before.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • I was a guest in Horus’s body, standing at the prow of a boat on the magical river that wound through the Duat.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • Hello, Carter, said Horus, which felt like talking to myself.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • I answered your questions, Horus said.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • It is old, like Ra, Horus said.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • Every night, this was the journey, Horus said.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • The Serpent’s prison, Horus said.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • I am showing you this place in a way you can understand, Horus said.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • Once, all these scarabs were alive, Horus said, the symbol of Ra’s daily rebirth, holding back the enemy.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • I gripped my sword and javelin; but even with all the strength and courage of Horus, I found myself trembling.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • Soon . Horus guided my arm.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • But not today, Horus said.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • It does not have to be that way, Horus said.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • Who do you think has the best chance to stand against the Lord of Chaos—Ra or Horus?
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • Horus released my ba, and my consciousness floated back to the mortal world like a helium balloon.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • I spent a lot of time wondering why Horus had showed me that vision.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • The obvious answer: Horus was now king of the gods.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • On the other hand, Horus had a point.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • Horus had asked me who stood the best chance against the Lord of Chaos.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • Horus wanted to be the king and lead the gods into battle, but this enemy was more powerful than anything he’d ever faced.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • And frankly, the fact that everyone kept telling me it was a bad idea—Bast, Horus, even Sadie—made me more certain it was the right thing to do.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • Julian, a big seventh grader who’d already decided on the path of Horus, went straight into battle.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • The sun god looked like Horus: a falcon-headed man.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • But unlike Horus, Ra wore the sun disk as a crown and held a shepherd’s crook and a war flail—the two symbols of the pharaoh.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • Sons of Horus, magic chalk—this wasn’t the place to draw a protective circle.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • I rummaged through my bag and took out a piece of chalk and the four sons of Horus.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • I was Horus the Avenger.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • Horus, what’s up?
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
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