Articles with keyword: Horus

Oh my God! You’re in the Army Now: An Analysis of the Horus-in-Uniform Images
Jeff Cutright Guanmei International School Dongguan Guangdong, China ABSTRACT:


Volume 6, Issue 2

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The author argues that images of the Egyptian deity Horus, dressed as Roman soldiers, are works of Roman propaganda. While the focus here is on the statue from the British Museum, EA 36062, the argument applies to similarly attired images of Horus. Several Egyptian cults spread across the empire, but were rarely depicted as soldiers, and for this reason, one must ask why Horus was shown in this way. The proposal is that such images intended to tell the native Egyptian viewer that since Horus was a servant of the empire through enrollment in the army, the viewer should be also.
Keywords:Egypt, Horus, mythology