Thursday, March 7, 2019

The calf is suggestive of Horus as a child. Horus' anthropomorphic form is either as a adult male or more usually as a boy wearing the sidelock typical of royal Egyptian youth. Horus as a boy is often shown on cippi dominating crocodiles and serpents. Consider this in light of the Woman, the Child, and the Dragon in Revelation 12.

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Horus, the son of God

venerated ancestors and child deities

Spell 154 is about how the dead person is to be lifted by his side-lock up to heaven by Khonsu. This means that the person for whom this spell was offered was a child, since only male children wore a side lock in ancient Egypt.

Khonsu is a deity patterned on Horus and comes from the New Kingdom period. He is sometimes shown as an adult with a side lock. The side lock represents innocence.

Horus' anthropomorphic form is either as a adult male or more usually as a boy wearing the side lock typical of royal Egyptian youth. Horus as a boy is often shown on cippi dominating crocodiles and serpents.

The Egyptians venerated their ancestors as deified persons, and there were different representations of child deities. See this:

Alice C. Linsley

One must wonder why the rulers of Egypt and ancient Kush chose to rule under the protection of Horus. Why Horus from all the deiites of ancient Egypt?

For Abraham's Horite ancestors, the Sun and the scarab spoke to them of their deity, HR (Horus in Greek) and his father Ra.

 as the marker of boundaries. Horos (oros in Greek) refers to the boundaries of an area, or a landmark, or a term. From horos come the English words hour, horizon and horoscope. The association of Horus with the horizon is seen in the word Har-ma-khet, meaning Horus of the Horizon. Today the word horoscope connotes astrology, but the word originally meant "observer of the hours", from hora (time or hour) and skopos (observer or watcher).

In the time of Abraham's ancestors, the priests of Horus (called "Horites" or "Hurrians" in the Bible) were dedicated to observation of the planets and constellations. They observed that the planets and the constellations have an orderly clock-like movement. They conceived of this order as fixed and established by the generative force which makes existence possible (logos, nous, ruach, etc.) The Horite priests were the earliest known astronomers and it is likely that horo is a reference to their celestial archetypes surrounding Horus, the son of Ra, born to Hathor. Hathor's animal totem was a cow. She is shown at the Dendura Temple holding her newborn son in a manger or stable.

Dendera Temple, Middle Kingdom
Cow cries while man takes milk meant for her calf

The Horites were devotees of HR (Horus) whose mother Hathor-Meri conceived miraculously by the overshadowing of the Sun (the Creator's emblem). Horus is the archetype by which Abraham's descendants would recognize Jesus as the promised Seed of the Woman (Gen. 3:15). His authentication was His rising from the dead on the third day, in accordance with Horite expectation. In a 5 day ceremony, the Nilotic peoples fasted as a sign of grief for the death of Horus at the hand of his brother. On the third day the priests led processions to the fields where grain was sowed as a sign of Horus' rising to life. Jesus described his death as a seed of grain falling into he ground and dying (John 12:20-26). St. Augustine noted that the Egyptians took great care in the burial of their dead and never practiced cremation, as in the religions that seek to escape physical existence. Abraham's ancestors believed in the resurrection of the body and awaited a deified king who would rise from the grave and deliver his people from death.

The four winds sometimes appeared as birds at the four quarters of the heavens announcing the accession of Horus' deified ruler on earth. On the walls of Amenemhat's burial chamber at Hawara Horus is depicted at the cardinal points. The four forms of Horus top the canopic jars holding the ruler's organs and it was hoped that Amenemhat would rise from death and thereby lead his people to immortality.

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