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Horus, also known as Her, Heru, or Hor, treated as one of the most important Ancient Egyptian deities, was considered by the Egyptians to be the sky god. He was the son of Isis and Osiris, born after his father's death at the hands of Set, Hor' uncle (on both sides). He later avenged his father and became Pharaoh of Egypt. His consort is Hathor and he has four sons, who protect the four canopic jars used in mummification; Imseti, Duamutef, Qebehsenuef and Nephthys most commonly encountered family relationship describes Horus as the son of Isis and Osiris but in another tradition Hathor is regarded as his mother and sometimes as his wife. Horus served many functions in the Egyptian pantheon, most notably being a god of the sun, war and protection.


In some variations of Egyptian Mythology, Hor, in an elder form, is also the brother of Isis, Osiris, Set and Nephthys. He also sometimes accompanied Ra through the Underworld, the Duat.


Preceded by:
Pharaoh of Egypt
Succeeded by
Human Pharaoh (claimed divine ancestry)