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Definition Egyptian mythology:  sun god with the head of a falcon
  • The name, Horus, could be used to refer to multiple Egyptian deities.
  • 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
  • Mine was an Eye of Horus, which was a popular protection symbol in Ancient Egypt.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • I knew this because Horus had shared space in my head a few months ago.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • 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
  • Maybe you'll want to follow the path of Horus or Isis, Thoth or Anubis, or even Bast.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • Bast stood at my side, holding her tongue, but she looked as if she wanted to shred Horus like a scratching post.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • Horus laughed for the audience as if he and Carter had just shared a good joke.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • Horus turned his back on us and joined the celebration.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • Horus scowled at her, but the truth was, I agreed with Sadie.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • Horus gestured to the throne.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • Horus wore full battle armor and a khopesh sword at his side.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • Horus rose from the throne.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • Horus took his seat on the throne.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • "Go in peace, Carter and Sadie," Horus said.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • "I, Horus, son of Osiris, claim the throne of the heavensas my birthright!" he shouted.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • I probably looked pretty stunned, because when Horus got up again he laughed.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • Horus clasped Carter's shoulders.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • "I am your ally, Carter," Horus promised.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • "Welcome, Carter and Sadie," Horus said.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire

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