Re-Horakhty (Horus Gods – Part 2 of 3)

The Great Temple.

Abu Simbel Ramesses

Four colossal statues hewn out of the living rock in veneration of the deified Ramesses the Great (Mars).

The four statues represent Ramesses Mars dominion over the four corners of the earth. The temple faces east, to honour Ramesses Mars on the eastern horizon (rising in front of the Sun) and since this location came under the authority of Re-Horakhty, a statue of the god is carved in the centre just above the entrance to the temple. Either side of Re-Horakhty Ramesses/Mars can be seen offering ma’at to the horizon god, a close up of which is below.

Re Horakhty Ramesses

Ramesses (Mars) offering to Re-Horakhty.

I would suggest that the unusually large disk is indicative of the actual size of Mars. That would be, in this particular case and during this time i.e., the time of Ramesses II. This would also apply to the ‘large’ disk in the image below.

Ptah Amun Horakhty

The inner sanctum reveals the statues of (from the left) Ptah (Jupiter = Ju ptah), Amun (aurora), Ramses (Mars), and Ra-Harakhte (The Re Horus of the Horizon). Ramesses Mars, a god amongst sky gods, literally!

Horakhty Hathor Harsiese

From the tomb of Nefertari: On the right we have ‘Horus, son of Isis’ (Harsiese) who leads Nefertari [Comet Venus (headdress)], towards two seated deities, Ra-Horakhty and Hathor (earth’s rings).

Horus Re Horakhty Amun

A relief showing the king offering to the god Amun (aurora) and two forms of Horus including that of Re-Horakhty (can’t make out the second one).

Hathor Re Horakhty Pharaoh

The king offers the horizon symbol to the nurturing goddess Hathor (earth’s rings) and Re Horakhty. The gods in return grant him the right to rule on the horizon amidst earth’s hazy ring of debris.

Re Horakhty Crescent Horus

Close up of Re-Horakhty at Karnak.

Horus Horakhty Plumes

Re-Horakhty replete with large red disk and plumes offering the sign of life (ankh) to the god king planet.

How can the ‘Sun’ be associated with a crescent? Now, planetary bodies on the horizon would show signs of crescent phases. Actually I believe this has more to do with Ashen Light than phases, but the point remains the same, not the Sun!

It is impossible for the Sun to exhibit cometary plumes, planetary bodies on the other hand, most definitely can.

Pharaoh Horakhty Re

The Pharaoh (planet) surrounded by numerous satellites holding up his hand in adoration to the horizon god Re-Horakhty.

Re Horakhty Horus Harakhty

Photo credit: Hedwig Storch
Two forms of Horus (representing two locations). Again, what is Ra-Horakhty doing with a black crescent supporting the red disk? A planetary body may take on such attributes but not the Sun.

 


 


 

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