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Wall relief of Horus at the temple of Edfu, Egypt


On the right of this pectoral is the god Seth, who can signify southern Egypt, while on the left is a hieracosphinx representing Horus, a deity here related to northern Egypt. At the center is a symbol representing the goddess Hathor

The hieracosphinx (Ancient Greek: ἱερακόσφιγξ) is a creature found in ancient Egyptian sculpture. The god Haroeris ("Horus the Elder") was usually depicted as one. The name Hieracosphinx comes from the Greek Ιερακόσφιγξ, itself from ἱέραξ (hierax "hawk") + σφίγξ ("sphinx").

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