Heru ( Horus)

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HORUS, whose symbol was the hawk, which, it seems, was the first living

thing worshipped by the Egyptians; Horus was the Sun-god, like R[=a],

and in later times was confounded with Horus the son of Isis. The chief

forms of Horus given in the texts are: (1) HERU-UR (Aroueris), (2)

HERU-MERTI, (3) HERU-NUB, (4) HERU-KHENT-KHAT, (5) HERU-KHENT-AN-MAA, (6)

HERU-KHUTI, (7) HERU-SAM-TAUI, (8) HERU-HEKENNU, (9) HERU-BEHUTET.

Connected with one of the forms of Horus, originally, were the four gods

of the cardinal points, or the “four, spirits of Horus,” who supported

heaven at its four corners; their names were HAPI, TUAMUTEE, AMSET, and

QEBHSENNUF, and they represented the north, east, south, and west

respectively. The intestines of the dead were embalmed and placed in

four jars, each being under the protection, of one of these four gods.