The Sword of Horus
Horus is one of the most significant ancient Egyptian deities, with a history that spans thousands of years.
He was often depicted as a falcon or a man with the head of a falcon. Horus was considered a sky god and was associated with kingship, protection, and healing. An Egyptian sky god is a deity who holds dominion over the heavens and celestial phenomena. These gods are believed to have power and influence over the sky, the sun, the moon, and the stars, and are often associated with concepts such as creation, order, and protection. In the case of Horus, he was often depicted as a sky god, representing the celestial realm and playing a significant role in the ancient Egyptian pantheon as a symbol of cosmic power and authority.
Horus is often represented as a falcon-headed deity, symbolizing his association with the sky and his role as a sky god. The falcon was highly respected in ancient Egypt for its keen eyesight and swiftness, traits that were associated with Horus and his protective and vigilant nature.
The hair sword features Horus in his falcon form with wings wrapping around the blade. A set rises and sets on each handle, representing Horus's association with the sun and the sky.
Fearuresd on the upper blade is the Eye of Horus, also known as the Wedjat or the Wadjet, is a powerful and ancient symbol in Egyptian mythology and religious belief. It is commonly associated with protection, healing, and royal power.
According to myth, the Eye of Horus was restored by the god Thoth after it was damaged in a battle between Horus and Set. The restored eye became a symbol of healing and protection, and it was associated with the concepts of wholeness and divine restoration.
The Eye of Horus is often depicted as a stylized human eye with the addition of a falcon’s eyebrow. The eye itself is divided into six parts, which are said to represent the six senses and the fractions used in ancient Egyptian mathematics.
The symbol of the Eye of Horus is used as a protective amulet, and it is believed to have the power to ward off evil and bring about healing and restoration.
The anhk, represting life, rests on the tip of the blade.
Horus's worship was widespread throughout ancient Egypt, and he was revered as a symbol of divine kingship, justice, and protection. His enduring popularity and significance in Egyptian religion and mythology are evident through the numerous temples, monuments, and artifacts dedicated to him.
Made from a Zinc and Steel Blend. Nickel and Lead free.
Measures 6.5" long