Another important centre of the worship of the sun god, was Edfu in Upper Egypt, where even now his temple stands complete.
Here originated the remarkable figure of the god which represents him as the sun with multicoloured wings as he flies across the heavens triumphant over his enemies. This figure of Horus of Edfu (or, as he was usually styled, he of Edfu) is placed over the gateways of the temples to keep out all evil things.
- A Handbook of Egyptian Religion
By Adolf Erman
Published in 1907
Available from books.google.com or openlibrary.org
German language version "Die Agyptische Religion" also available
- Posted on
- Friday 17 December 2021
- Country:Egypt, Gods