HORUS IS A SUN GOD!!!

Written by Acharya S Friday, 06 August 2010 19:24

I wrote that title in all caps, because no matter how many times that fact is repeated, no matter how much evidence is proffered, the mistake, inaccuracy or downright lie is constantly being put forth that Horus was NOT a sun god. This blatant error is made not by professional Egyptologists, of course, but by people who have apparently scanned a couple of encyclopedia articles, which they evidently feel makes them experts on this vast and deep subject.

If you encounter anyone making this BLUNDER - which shows a lack of even the basic knowledge of ancient Egyptian religion - please be sure to point out their mistake to them, although I don't have any great hope that they will correct themselves, as the "anti-ZEITGEISTers" are about as delusional and fundamentalist as typical religious fanatics. You can also be sure that if these "experts" are making THIS basic error, they are also making many others as well, as demonstrated quite thoroughly by my voluminous writings on this subject, which include a nearly 600-page book Christ in Egypt: The Horus-Jesus Connection . This book has been out for a year and a half, and is available for searching at Google Books, so

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among others." the sun is on this account called Horus. were primeval and eternal: they called the former Osiris. I likewise demonstrate this fact of Horus being a sun god in my book Suns of God .. is called Dionysus. And whereas he revolves round the cosmical seasons [Grk. while his sister-wife. turned their eyes to the heavens. These Egyptian sun gods included not only the commonly known Ra or Re. essentially making them sun gods. 305 AD/CE) related (according to early Catholic Church father/historian Eusebius): But the fiery power of [the sun's] revolving and circling motion whereby he ripens the crops.. several Egyptian gods (and goddesses) possess solar attributes.. they concluded that two gods. This fact of Horus as a sun god was confirmed five centuries before the common era by the Greek historian Herodotus (2. 156). Artemis is Bubastis…." In the first century BCE.144. when he equated Osiris with the Greek god Dionysus and Horus with the Greek sun god Apollo: "In Egyptian. The ancient writer Porphyry (c. the Greek writer Diodorus Siculus described Osiris as the sun..HORUS IS A SUN GOD!!! Written by Acharya S Friday. but also Osiris and Horus. (The reader is referred to these two books for citations of the quotes below. Apollo is Horus. FROM PRIMARY SOURCES AND THE WORKS OF HIGHLY CREDENTIALED AUTHORITIES As is the case with many gods in other parts of the world. 06 August 2010 19:24 there is no excuse for this abject ignorance. the sun and the moon. is the moon: Now when the ancient Egyptians. horas] and is the maker of "times and tides. Isis. I discuss the equation of Horus with Apollo and the sun by 2/6 . awestruck and wondering.. which came out in 2004. so this mistake is doubly inexcusable. the latter Isis. In my book Suns of God (112). 235-c.) PROOF THAT HORUS WAS A SUN GOD. Demeter is Isis.

…In the middle of the night the Sun merged with Osiris’s body.HORUS IS A SUN GOD!!! Written by Acharya S Friday. James P." Horus's function as a sun god or aspect of the sun is repeatedly emphasized... such as in the following elegantly rendered scripture from CT [Coffin Text] Sp. 3/6 . the oldest of all gods." and "He Whose Two Plumes are Long. the Sun received the power of new life while Osiris was reborn in the Sun ." "He Whose Hair is Parted.Ruling over the universe by day. In the Coffin Texts as well is Horus's role as (morning) sun god made clear. Allen. Horus is even called "Lord of the sunlight." Concerning the nature of certain Egyptian gods. remarks: . at sunset he was seen as Atum. Macrobius too equates Apollo with Horus." along with other solar epithets such as "He Whose Face is Seen... 06 August 2010 19:24 ancient writer Macrobius (4th cent. the Sun was identified with Horus. whom Macrobius equates with Dionysus. 255: "…I will appear as Horus who ascends in gold from upon the lips of the horizon…" In CT Sp.. in which he is called the "Lord of the Sky. The Sun's daily movement through the sky was viewed as a journey from birth to death. leaving us to wonder why he would be thus diminished. the god of kingship. through this union. Both Dionysus and Apollo are identified with Horus. I write (47): In ancient Egyptian writings such as the Pyramid Texts. Curator of Egyptian Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. As concerns primary sources. although this singularly pertinent fact is seldom found in encyclopedias and textbooks. in Christ in Egypt (47). and his rebirth at dawn was made possible through Osiris. the force of new life. 326.. Dr. AD/CE): The newborn sun god about whom he writes is Horus. as is further evidence by the fact that Apollo and Horus were represented by the hawk.

As stated by Egyptologist Dr. Gaston Maspero remarks: Horus the Sun.. and Ra.. had so permeated each other that none could say where the one began and the other ended. "Re... Atum. Allen further discusses Horus's solar attributes: Horus was the power of kingship. Even Osiris appears as the night form of the sun god in the New Kingdom. It is often not defined which particular sun god is meant in a given instance. I also relate in CIE (45): . Rudolf Anthes renders. Amun. and manifestations of Horus. the Sun-God of Heliopolis. and the sun by night. whose name Egyptologist Dr.HORUS IS A SUN GOD!!! Written by Acharya S Friday. especially Re. Egyptologist Dr. Maspero says: When the celestial Horus was confounded with Ra. Once more. the sun by day. part of the combined Re-Horakhty. the heavenly Horus of the horizon in which he appears as the sun.. and became the sun." As Egyptologist Sir Dr. these various gods are often interchangeable. 06 August 2010 19:24 As we can see. Erik Hornung: Many Egyptian gods can be the sun god. .he naturally also became the sun of the two horizons.. To the Egyptians this was as much a force of nature as 4/6 . In this regard.Horus of the Horizon or Horakhty is a solar deity and the morning sun. and their attributes and stories may overlap.

Edmund Meltzer states: Horus the falcon was predominantly a sky god AND a sun god. are names of the Sun after he has set. who. Egyptologist Dr. 06 August 2010 19:24 those embodied in the other gods. the most powerful force in nature . you would not be remiss in clicking off the page since the rest will likely be just as erroneous. Sun of God" in my book Christ in Egypt . This is apparently a reference to the sun . mythologically... Osiris might be said to be slain by his brother Set. As can be seen. Amen... remarks: The Sun has countless names." the god Set or Seth. but. the personification of Night. as such. the heir of Osiris. in mythological language. and the pharaoh. 5/6 . much more to this subject. the most powerful force in human society. noted English Egyptologist. You will not get this important information from all the critics out there who are clearly not experts on this subject. as this one issue so roundly demonstrates. Orientalist. Khnemu. and philologist who worked for the British Museum and published numerous works. It was manifest in two natural phenomena: the sun. All gods. Sir Dr. was overthrown by Horus (the rising sun) .. If you see this basic error. Horus.A.HORUS IS A SUN GOD!!! Written by Acharya S Friday. Illustrating certain motifs including the sun god’s movement through the night and day. both Osiris and Horus are essentially sun gods.. or. Tmu.. has died and been buried. Wallis Budge (1857–1934). which is "above" and "far off" in the sky. etc. Ra. and some of them. in his turn. like the falcon with which Horus is regularly associated. Summarizing. who both also battle with the "Prince of Darkness. Horus's role as the king of nature is probably the origin of his name: hrw seems to mean "the one above" or "the one far off".. There is much. were absolutely equal in their might and in their divinity. Ptah. such as Osiris and Seker. including a 39-page chapter "Horus. E. Sebek.

Buddha and Christ Unveiled The ZEITGEIST Sourcebook: Part 1--The Greatest Story Ever Told ZEITGEIST. 06 August 2010 19:24 Sources & Further Reading Christ in Egypt: The Horus-Jesus Connection Suns of God: Krishna.HORUS IS A SUN GOD!!! Written by Acharya S Friday. Part 1: The Evidence 6/6 .

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