Horus

Horus

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The Horus scent collection is a very earthy and woody blend of teak, mahogany, cedar, and sandalwood with a hint of smoke enhanced with a yellow jade roller. Horus is the Egyptian god of the sky. He is perhaps the oldest and most recognizable of the ancient Egyptian gods. He is often portrayed as a falcon or as a human with a falcon head. With his ability to look out over the kingdom from the sky, Horus was viewed as a protector of the people of Egypt, particularly the pharaohs and rulers.

Origins

Horus was the first known national god in Nekhen, the city of the falcon and religious and political capital of Upper Egypt at the end of the Prehistoric Period. Many falcon gods existed in Egypt over the next millennia. A great number of them were assimilated to him.

The falcon god became known as Haroeris or Horus the Elder over time. In this form, he was often associated with Hathor, the ancient cow-goddess, sometimes as the son and sometimes as a mother.

It was believed that the reigning king or pharaoh was a manifestation of Horus. Every king also had a Horus name that identified him with the god.