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Nekheni
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"One of Nekhen"
Period of
worship
Predynastic
Cult center Hierakonpolis
Symbol(s) Falcon, double plume
Association kingship, war, victory, sky
Appearance Therianthrope, falcon,
double plume
Egyptian
equivalent(s)
Horus

Nekheni is an ancient Egyptian falcon god of the Egyptian religion. He is depicted as a falcon with two large plumes on his head.[1]

As a local falcon god of the sky, Nekheni was assimilitated by Horus' original and earliest form as "Lord of the Sky" from very early on.[2]

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References[]

  1. Baines & Málek 1980, p. 78.
  2. Wilkinson 2003, p. 200.

Bibliography[]

  • Baines, J./Málek, J., 1980: Atlas of Ancient Egypt. Equinox, Oxford.
  • Wilkinson, R.H., 2003: The Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt. Thames & Hudson, London.
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