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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

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