Horus is an ancient Egyptian god of the sky, kingship, and protection. He is one of the most important and widely worshiped deities in ancient Egypt, and his cult dates back to the Predynastic period.
Horus is often depicted as a falcon or a falcon-headed man. The ancient Egyptians believed that he was the son of Osiris and Isis, two other prominent deities in the Egyptian pantheon. According to Egyptian mythology, Osiris was the god of the afterlife and the ruler of the dead, while Isis was the goddess of fertility and motherhood.
Horus is often associated with the pharaohs, who were considered to be the living embodiment of the god on earth. Many pharaohs took the name of Horus as part of their own names, and the pharaohs were often depicted as falcons or falcon-headed men. Therefore, he was also believed to be the protector of the pharaohs and the kingdom of Egypt. He was often depicted as the protector of the pharaoh’s throne and the defender of the pharaoh’s rule. The Eye of Horus was a symbol of protection and healing.
Horus was also associated with the sun, as the ancient Egyptians believed that he was the one who restored the sun to the sky every morning. This association with the sun also made him a god of kingship and victory.
Next to that, he was also associated with the concept of justice. The ancient Egyptians believed that Horus would act as a judge in the afterlife, weighing the hearts of the dead and determining whether they were worthy of eternal life.