LION AS AN EPITHET OF HORUS OF BEHDETY AT EDFU
Document Type : Original article
Mohammed Ahmed Elsayed
Lecturer, Egyptology department, Fayoum university, Egypt.
This paper examines one of the epithets throughout the texts of Edfu where a dominating Horus of Behdety interacts with the forces of chaos as a lion by trampling, retreating, smiting and devouring. The textual sources contain lexical expressions of this epithet and provide the visual metaphors as dramatic scenes of the god's domination. Also they show Horus as the upholder of the legitimacy of the kingship and the defeater lion over any transgressors. Furthermore he played a beneficent role toward the two lands of Egypt, his sacred mound, his chapel, his divine character and Osiris with Isis.
Edfu; Horus of Behdety; lion; Egyptian domination; Subdued enemies
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