Egyptian Necklace
Wing of Horus (Steel)

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"An authentic wing of Horus torn from the falcon god according to the 42 laws of Maat by our respectful craftsmen" is what could have been said of this Egyptian necklace in large markets of the Nile valley, 3500 years ago.

  • Stainless steel pendant: quality 316L steel, nobly patinates over time, water resistant
  • Resistant pendant: meshed, reinforced and elegant structure
  • Neat and precise details
  • Chain length: 27.5" (70 cm) | Pendant size: 17x56 mm | Weight: ~ 18 gr
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Wepwawet Anubis pharaoh Narmer Anput (Middle and New kingdom)

 

Horus and Set

 
In the most archaic myths, Horus forms with Set a divine binomial characterized by rivalry.
 
Indeed, the god Horus fights during a long period his uncle Set, the murderer of his father. Horus defeats and captures him. With Set humiliated, Horus is crowned pharaoh of Egypt and his father enthroned as king of the Egyptian afterlife.
 
However, before he can vigorously fight his uncle, Horus is a weakling that must be hidden by his mother (the goddess Isis) from Set. As a "child god" (a Horus known on the name of "Harpocrates"), Horus is the archetype of the toddler subjected to all the dangers of life. Having come close to death on several occasions, he then became the child who always overcomes the difficulties of existence.
 

The cult of Horus

 
Horus was worshipped in two principal places in Egypt:

- In Edfu, where is located one of the most beautiful temples of the Ptolemaic dynasty, the god receives the annual visit of the statue of the goddess Hathor from the temple of Denderah and forms, with Harsomtus (the son of Horus and Hathor), a divine triad.

- In Kom Ombo, Horus the Elder (a version of Horus which replaces the god Ra at the head of the Egypian pantheon) shared a temple with the crocodile-headed god Sobek.
 
On the strength of this reputation, the cult of Horus was exported out of Egypt, particularly to Nubia. More of that, Horus became widely popular throughout the Mediterranean basin in Greece and then in the Roman Empire where the god will be frequently associated to the god of war Mars.