Even though the falcon had been a sacred animal for a number of cults, such as those of a war god Montu or later a sun god Ra, the predatory character and strength of its flight made this bird an animalistic representation of a deity of the living king, Horus, quite early in the pharaonic tradition. With his parents, Osiris and Isis, Horus formed one of the most important divine triad closely connected to the royal cult. Commonly depicted as a man with falcon’s head Horus quite often wears Double Crown with uraeus what reinforces its connection to the royalty. The pharaoh was considered a descendant and an earthly representation of Horus.
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