Horus the Elder

Horus the Elder may or may not be the same spirit as Horus, son of Isis. He may be the oldest form of Horus. This Horus is described as the brother of Osiris, Set, Nephthys, and Isis, the fifth wheel among those two married couples. Horus the Elder is the husband of Hathor (and sometimes her son, too). He was the patron deity of Upper Egypt (southern Egypt). He is the archetypal king. The sun and moon are his eyes.

ALSO KNOWN AS:

Haroeris; Haru-Er

ORIGIN:

Egypt

SEE ALSO:

SOURCE:

Encyclopedia of Spirits: The Ultimate Guide to the Magic of Fairies, Genies, Demons, Ghosts, Gods & Goddesses – Written by : Judika Illes Copyright © 2009 by Judika Illes.

BOOKS FOR YOU TO READ IN OUR LIBRARY:

Related Articles

Horus

Horus – The Enchanted One Horus, son of Isis and Osiris, embodies multiple archetypes: • He is the prophesied savior. • He is the Divine…

Nut

Nut – Mother of Stars; Queen of Heaven; Mother of the Deceased; She Who Holds a Thousand Souls; Mistress of All; She Who Protects Nut…

Harpokrates

Harpokrates is the Greek name for Horus. (It’s a corruption of the Egyptian Har-Pa-Khered.) Harpokrates is a Hellenized vision of Horus. The Greeks did not…

Haroeris

Haroeris (Horus the elder, Horus the great) In Egyptian mythology, Greek name for Har Wer, who was worshipped at Letopolis. Some texts say he was…