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Horus and Ra: Symbols of Kingship and Creation

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Horus and Ra are two of the most significant deities in ancient Egyptian mythology. Horus was often depicted as a falcon or a man with the head of a falcon. He is sometimes shown with the double crown of Upper and Lower Egypt. Horus is primarily known as a sky god. His right eye was associated with the sun and his left eye with the moon. Horus is often considered the divine embodiment of kingship, and the reigning pharaoh was seen as a manifestation of Horus. He was the son of Osiris and Isis. His primary myth involves avenging his...

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