Haroeris is the Greek rendering of Har Wer, which signifies Horus the Great, Horus the Elder. He was worshipped at Latopolis beneath the title Horkhenti Irti, ‘Horus who guidelines the 2 eyes,’ and at Pharboethos beneath the title Hor Merti, ‘Horus of the 2 eyes.’ He is the God of the sky itself and his two eyes are the solar and the moon, whose delivery, in accordance to Herodotus, was celebrated on the final day of Epiphi, when these two astral our bodies are in conjunction.
In the pyearamid texts Haroeris is the son of Ra and brother of Set,and the everlasting wrestle between darkness and lightweight is symbolized by the infinite battles in which Set tears out the eyes of Horus whereas Horus emasculates his implacable enemy. We shall presently see how the tribunal of the Gods gave judgment in favour of Horus, who from the top of the second dynasty was thought of to be the divine ancestor of the Pharaohs in whose information he is given the title Hor Nubti: ‘Horus the Vanquisher of Set.’
Behdety, ‘He of Behdet’ (or Hor Behdetite) is one other title of the good celestial Horus. He was worshipped at Behdet, a district of historic Edfu. The Greeks known as it Apollinopolis Magna and recognised Apollo as Lord of the sanctuary.
Behdety is normally represented in the type of a winged photo voltaic disk; his followers preferred to sculpture his picture above temple gates. He usually seems in battle scenes hovering above the Pharaoh like an ideal falcon with outspread wings which clutches in its claws the mystic fly-whisk and the ring, symbolic of eternity.
The bas-reliefs in the temple at Edfu painting him as a falcon-headed God main into battle in opposition to Set the armies of Ra-Harakhte, the good God of whom we’ve got already spoken (see Ra) who embodied in a single deity the union of Ra and a particular type of Horus worshipped at Heliopolis.
Harakhtes is the Greek rendering of Harakhte and means ‘Horus of the Horizon.’ He represents the solar on its day by day course between the japanese and western horizon. Early confused with Ra, he successively usurped all of Ra’s roles till Ra, in his flip, assumed all of Horus’ epithets and have become pre-eminent all through Egypt beneath the title Ra-Harakhte.
Harmakhis is the Greek rendering of Hor-m-akhet which implies ‘Horus who is on the Horizon.’ The title has usually been wrongly employed in the type of Ra Harmakhis for Ra- Harakhte. It is the right title of the massive sphinx sixty toes excessive and greater than 100 and eighty toes lengthy sculptured practically 5 thousand years in the past in the picture of King Khephren in a rock close to the pyearamid which it guards. He is a personification of the rising solar and an emblem (for the consolation of Khephren) of resurrection.
Raised on the sting of the desert, even its colossal measurement didn’t in historic days defend it in opposition to the invading sands. A stela tells us the way it appeared in a dream to the longer term Thuthmosis
IV. Thuthmos was on the time a easy royal prince and never inheritor to the throne. While searching he fell asleep in the shadow of the sphinx and dreamed that it spoke to him, ordering him to take away the protecting sand and promising in return to heap favors upon him. ‘Oh my son Thuhmosis,’ it cried, ‘it is I, thy father, Harmakhis-Khepri-Atum. The throne can be thine… in order that thou shall do what my coronary heart needs…