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Anhur

by Micha F. Lindemans
The Egyptian warrior and hunter god, the personification of the royal warriors. As the champion of Egypt, he hunted and slew the enemies of Re. His consort is the lion goddess Mekhit. The center of his cult was the city of Thinis in Upper Egypt. He is portrayed as a bearded warrior wearing a long robe. On his head he wears a headdress with four tall plumes and in his hand he holds a lance.

His Greek form is Onuris, derived from the Egyptian anhuret, which means 'he who brings the far near'. Anhur is also identified with the god Shu.


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