Horus - San Jose, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
N 37° 20.024 W 121° 55.308
10S E 595514 N 4132440
Quick Description: A sculpture of Horus at the Rociscurcian Park in San Jose.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 10/12/2020 9:53:20 PM
Waymark Code: WM138PD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wayfrog
Views: 2

Long Description:
"Horus or Her, Heru, Hor, Har in Ancient Egyptian, is one of the most significant ancient Egyptian deities who served many functions, most notably god of kingship and the sky. 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.[2] These various forms may possibly be different manifestations 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.

The earliest recorded form of Horus is the tutelary deity of Nekhen in Upper Egypt, who is the first known national god, specifically related to the ruling pharaoh who in time came to be regarded as a manifestation of Horus in life and Osiris in death.[2] The most commonly encountered family relationship describes Horus as the son of Isis and Osiris, and he plays a key role in the Osiris myth as Osiris's heir and the rival to Set, the murderer and brother of Osiris. In another tradition Hathor is regarded as his mother and sometimes as his wife." (visit link)
Time Period: Ancient

Epic Type: Religous

Exhibit Type: Figure, Statue, 3D Art

Approximate Date of Epic Period: Not listed

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