Harpokrates [Greek] is the form of Horus, as a child, usually depicted seated upon Isis knee suckling her left breast and wearing the juvenile sidelock of hair.

He may also be invoked to ward off dangerous creature and is associated with crocodiles, snakes, and scorpions.

He generally represents the concept of the god-child, completing the union of two deities. A.G.H.


Jordan, Michael, Encyclopedia of Gods, New York, Facts On File, Inc. 1993, p. 95