[EGYPT 29381]<br /> 'Horus in Roy's tomb at Luxor.'<br /> <br /> 	A mural detail in the tomb of Roy shows Roy, in an attitude of deep respect, being led by Horus to a golden shrine in which Osiris presides (only his legs are visible here). Before Osiris stand the Four Sons of Horus: Amseti with the human head, Hapy with the baboon head, Duamutef with the falcon head and Qebehsenuef with the dog head. They are the guardians of the canopic jars which contain the internal organs of the…

[EGYPT 29381]<br /> 'Horus in Roy's tomb at Luxor.'<br /> <br /> A mural detail in the tomb of Roy shows Roy, in an attitude of deep respect, being led by Horus to a golden shrine in which Osiris presides (only his legs are visible here). Before Osiris stand the Four Sons of Horus: Amseti with the human head, Hapy with the baboon head, Duamutef with the falcon head and Qebehsenuef with the dog head. They are the guardians of the canopic jars which contain the internal organs of the…

Canopic jars were used by the Ancient Egyptians during the mummification process to store and preserve the viscera of their owner for the afterlife.

Canopic jars were used by the Ancient Egyptians during the mummification process to store and preserve the viscera of their owner for the afterlife.

Horus, a partir de los guardianes de la cubierta de la tarjeta de Oracle Luz, por Kyle Gray, ilustraciones por Lily Moisés

Horus, a partir de los guardianes de la cubierta de la tarjeta de Oracle Luz, por Kyle Gray, ilustraciones por Lily Moisés

Antelopes. Boats decorated with antelope heads were dedicated to the god Soker, guardian of the desert and of the royal cemeteries near the northern capital Memphis. At first the goddess Satis, Mistress of Elephantine, was worshipped in the form of an antelope, in historic times she wore a headdress consisting of the crown of Upper Egypt and two antelope horns. The Egyptians seem to have made a symbolic connection between the waters of the Nile and the antelope. Just like Satis, another…

Antelopes. Boats decorated with antelope heads were dedicated to the god Soker, guardian of the desert and of the royal cemeteries near the northern capital Memphis. At first the goddess Satis, Mistress of Elephantine, was worshipped in the form of an antelope, in historic times she wore a headdress consisting of the crown of Upper Egypt and two antelope horns. The Egyptians seem to have made a symbolic connection between the waters of the Nile and the antelope. Just like Satis, another…

This set of Canopic Jars is an excellent example of the practice of carving the stoppers into the heads of the guardians of the internal organs, the 4 sons of Horus

This set of Canopic Jars is an excellent example of the practice of carving the stoppers into the heads of the guardians of the internal organs, the 4 sons of Horus

Egyptians believe that owls are guardians and protectors of the dead. This is Horus.   davesearbymason:  another amazing statue form the British Museum http://www.britishmuseum.org/

Egyptians believe that owls are guardians and protectors of the dead. This is Horus. davesearbymason: another amazing statue form the British Museum http://www.britishmuseum.org/

A common inclusion in burials, either as models or paintings, were the Four Sons Of Horus, the guardians of the internal organs. The examples shown here are painted on a coffin lid in the N.M.S.

A common inclusion in burials, either as models or paintings, were the Four Sons Of Horus, the guardians of the internal organs. The examples shown here are painted on a coffin lid in the N.M.S.

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