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n. Mythology
The ancient Egyptian god of the sky, son of Osiris and Isis, represented as having the head of a falcon.

[Late Latin, Hōrus, from Greek, Hōros, from Egyptian ḥrw.]


(Non-European Myth & Legend) a solar god of Egyptian mythology, usually depicted with a falcon's head
[via Late Latin from Greek Hōros, from Egyptian Hur hawk]


(ˈhɔr əs, ˈhoʊr-)

an Egyptian solar deity, regarded as the son or brother of Isis and Osiris, and represented as a falcon or as a falcon-headed man.
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Noun1.Horus - Egyptian solar god with the head of a falconHorus - Egyptian solar god with the head of a falcon; the son of Osiris and Isis
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Top place for the most perfectly-placed temple has to be the one dedicated to Haroeris and Sobek, right on the river bank at Kom Ombo.
En route we stopped at Kom Ombo, which houses the Temple of Sobek and Haroeris, and then went on to Edfu and the Temple of Horus, the best preserved ancient monument in the world.