Posted by: Isidora | December 29, 2012

What’s all this about Horus being born on Dec. 25?

Hello, Isiopolites 😉 I’m still on a break, so for your reading pleasure today, I offer a rerun of a timely (if a bit late) column on the internet rumor that Horus, son of Isis & Osiris, was born on the 25th of December. It took some detective work, but here’s the real and true story.

I’ll be back with some fresh tales from Isiopolis for you after the New Year.

An unusual statue of Isis nursing Horus, but instead of Her wings protecting Osiris or Horus, Isis Herself is protected by the wings of Mut, the Mother Goddess in the form of a vulture.

An unusual statue of Isis nursing Horus, but instead of Her wings protecting Osiris or Horus, Isis Herself is protected by the wings of Mut, the Mother Goddess in the form of a vulture. This piece is in the Brooklyn Museum and is from the 25th dynasty.

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  1. […] This actually could work if Isis becomes pregnant at the spring equinox and carries Horus until His birth at the winter solstice, a period of nine months—or by Egyptian lunar count, ten. One of the Isis aretalogies notes that […]


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