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Har-sa-iset

by Micha F. Lindemans
A form of the god Horus, specifically as the son of Isis. In the Osiris-myth he was born from the impregnation of Isis by her deceased husband Osiris. Isis protects Horus as a child against many dangers. The Pyramid texts state that Har-sa-iset performed the rite of the 'opening of the mouth' on the dead pharaoh, ensuring that the pharaoh would have the use of his faculties in the afterlife. Har-sa-iset is also considered to be a guardian deity.

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  • Also known as:
    Harsiesis

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