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9 March 2011
Ancient history

Gary Gilligan's web site www.gks.uk.com/Horus-falcon-god/ has an update on the Egyptian god Horus – and he disassociates it from the Sun. Horus is generally depicted in the shape of a hawk, a sky god that presumably swooped downwards, and was attached to the idea of divine kingship – protector of the reigning pharaoh. He was apparently an  omnipresent sky god – but was sun-like rather than being the Sun. Even as the winged disk Horus was not the Sun, or Horus in the dual form of Re-Horakhty (Horus of the Horizon). Gilligan sees a connection between Horus and the planet Mars. 

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