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Horbehutet, the Egyptian winged disk, who was believed to be a solar-deity who accompanied the sun god, Re, as he made his daily journey across Egypt for the purpose of protecting him from evil. His symbol was placed over gates and doors of temples to prevent malign influences within. A.G.H.
Spence, Lewis, An Encyclopedia of Occultism, New
York, Carol Publishing Group Edition, 1996, p. 212