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Horus
(Deity)
Titles The Distant Falcon; Horakhty; Horus of the Two Horizons
Alignment Lawful neutral
Areas of Concern Rulership
Sky
Sun
Cleric Alignments
Domains Air, Animal, Law, Nobility, Sun
Subdomains Day, Feather, Inevitable, Leadership, Light, Wind
Favored Weapon Khopesh
Symbol Eye of Horus
Sacred Animal Falcon

Source: Empty Graves, pg(s). 68

Horus is the Osirian god of the sky, whose eyes are the sun and the moon, whose feathers are the stars, and whose wings are the sky. As Horakhty (meaning Horus of the Two Horizons), he is a deity of the rising and setting suns. Horus is said to be the legendary ruler of Osirion during the Age of Anguish, and is also a god of pharaohs.[1]

Appearance

Horus appears as a falcon-headed man wearing a pschent crown, and is also represented as a great falcon.[1]

Relationships

A Family Tree of the Osirian Pantheon.

Horus is the posthumous son of Osiris and Isis. He was protected in his mother's womb by Selket, and raised by his aunt Nephthys. Horus became his father's rightful heir by defeating the usurper Set, whom he has fought countless times over the ages; Neith often serves as a mediator between them. He aids Ra, a fellow god of the sun and kings, in his daily battle against Apep. Wadjet supports him as the patron of kings, and he also works closely with Khepri. Hathor is Horus' consort.[1][2][3][4][5]

Cults

Horus is worshipped by pharaohs, hunters, paladins, and rangers. He is either worshipped alone, as a half of a royal couple with Hathor, or as part of a triad with his parents. His holy symbol, the eye of Horus, commonly appears on protective amulets and trinkets to ward off evil.[1]

Horus' church gets along well with that of Abadar, due to both deities' support for leadership and law.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Rob McCreary. (2014). Gods of Ancient Osirion. Empty Graves, p. 68. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-589-1
  2. Rob McCreary. (2014). Gods of Ancient Osirion. Empty Graves, p. 70. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-589-1
  3. Rob McCreary. (2014). Gods of Ancient Osirion. Empty Graves, p. 71. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-589-1
  4. Rob McCreary. (2014). Gods of Ancient Osirion. Empty Graves, p. 75. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-589-1
  5. Rob McCreary. (2014). Gods of Ancient Osirion. Empty Graves, p. 69. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-589-1