Monday, August 24, 2009

Horus Ink


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This nifty tattoo comes from the Flickrstream of Petechons and is licensed by Creative Commons.

This tattoo features the Egyptian god Horus, which is a somewhat misleading thing to say. The name Horus has come to be a catch-all name referring to four distinct deities, the most famous one being Heru-sa-Aset or Horus-son-of-Isis who battles the evil Set to avenge his father Osiris. He is a falcon headed deity who wears the double crown of Upper and Lower Egypt.

You can see other Horus tattoos here and here.

2 comments:

Hoi Sum said...

Awesome tattoo! I have a beautiful Horus box on my altar. I keep a "cleansing" herb mix in it. He is one of the main Gods I work with during my rituals.
Thanks for sharing this picture!

Livia Indica said...

Hi, thanks for stopping by! I'm glad you like this, I'm pretty fond of it myself!