Harakhte

 


Harakhte, whose name meant “Horus of the Horizon,” and who was also called “Horus of the Two Horizons,” which was the form that¬†Horus¬†took when light was emphasized. He was identified with¬†Re¬†as he made his daily journey from the eastern to western horizon, and especially in his Khepri and¬†Atum¬†aspects. The roles of the two gods as solar and as royal deities became inextricably mixed; and under their combined authority Re-Harakhte controlled all of Egypt. He was represented as a falcon, or a falcon-headed man wearing the solar disc and triple crown or the uraeus and the atef crown.¬†A.G.H.


Source:

Ions, Veronuca, Egyptian Mythology, Feltham, Middlesex, Hamlyn Publishing Group, Ltd., 1968. p. 70