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HI there guys! Long time without posting any related stuff, so there goes a new one. Horus... I hope you like it :)

PSCS1/bamboo/6hours/music: Therion - In the Desert of Set

Calling all Genzoman's fans!! IFX AWARDS 2013 --- JUST 10 HOURS MORE LEFT! LAST DAY!!!
I´ve been nominated to BEST FANTASY ARTIST by IMAGINE FX MAGAZINE AWARDS 2013. Its a BIG honor to me be there, nominated along awesome artist like Frank Frazetta, Yoshitaka Amano, Katsuhiro Otomo, HR Giger, Joe Madureira, Dave Gibbons, Moebius, Simon Bisley, Dave McKean, Ozamu Tezuka, Mignola and many more. Again is a BIG honor to me!

Also you can vote for the cover I´ve done (Genzo's number 71 Cover :D )



Thank you so much!!


Horus (Arabic: حورس Ḥwrs) is one of the oldest and most significant deities in ancient Egyptian religion, who was worshipped from at least the late Predynastic period through to Greco-Roman times. Different forms of Horus are recorded in history, and these are treated as distinct gods by Egypt specialists. These various forms may possibly be different perceptions of the same multi-layered deity in which certain attributes or syncretic relationships are emphasized, not necessarily in opposition but complementary to one another, consistent with how the Ancient Egyptians viewed the multiple facets of reality. He was most often depicted as a falcon, most likely a lanner or peregrine, or as a man with a falcon head. Horus was also said to be a god of war and hunting. The Horus falcon is shown upon a standard on the predynastic Hunters Palette in the "lion hunt".Thus he became a symbol of majesty and power as well as the model of the pharaohs. The Pharaohs were said to be Horus in human form.

The earliest recorded form of Horus is the patron deity of Nekhen in Upper Egypt, who is the first known national god, specifically related to the king who in time came to be regarded as a manifestation of Horus in life and Osiris in death. The most commonly encountered family relationship describes Horus as the son of Isis and Osiris but in another tradition Hathor is regarded as his mother and sometimes as his wife. Horus served many functions in the Egyptian pantheon, most notably being the god of the sun, war and protection

Horus was born to the goddess Isis after she retrieved all the dismembered body parts of her murdered husband Osiris, except his penis which was thrown into the Nile and eaten by a catfish, or sometimes by a crab, and according to Plutarch's account (see Osiris) used her magic powers to resurrect Osiris and fashion a gold phallus to conceive her son (older Egyptian accounts have the penis of Osiris surviving).

Once Isis knew she was pregnant with Horus, she fled to the Nile Delta marshlands to hide from her brother Set who jealously killed Osiris and who she knew would want to kill their son. There Isis bore a divine son, Horus.

Since Horus was said to be the sky, he was considered to also contain the sun and moon. It became said that the sun was his right eye and the moon his left, and that they traversed the sky when he, a falcon, flew across it. Later, the reason that the moon was not as bright as the sun was explained by a tale, known as the contestings of Horus and Set, originating as a metaphor for the conquest of Upper Egypt by Lower Egypt in about 3000 BCE. In this tale, it was said that Set, the patron of Upper Egypt, and Horus, the patron of Lower Egypt, had battled for Egypt brutally, with neither side victorious, until eventually the gods sided with Horus.

As Horus was the ultimate victor he became known as Harsiesis, Heru-ur or Har-Wer (ḥr.w wr 'Horus the Great'), but more usually translated as Horus the Elder. In the struggle Set had lost a testicle, explaining why the desert, which Set represented, is infertile. Horus' left eye had also been gouged out, then a new eye was created by part of Khonsu, the moon god, and was replaced.

Horus was occasionally shown in art as a naked boy with a finger in his mouth sitting on a lotus with his mother. In the form of a youth, Horus was referred to as Neferhor. This is also spelled Nefer Hor, Nephoros or Nopheros (nfr ḥr.w) meaning 'The Good Horus'.

The Eye of Horus is an ancient Egyptian symbol of protection and royal power from deities, in this case from Horus or Ra. The symbol is seen on images of Horus' mother, Isis, and on other deities associated with her.

In the Egyptian language, the word for this symbol was "Wedjat". It was the eye of one of the earliest of Egyptian deities, Wadjet, who later became associated with Bast, Mut, and Hathor as well. Wedjat was a solar deity and this symbol began as her eye, an all seeing eye. In early artwork, Hathor is also depicted with this eye. Funerary amulets were often made in the shape of the Eye of Horus. The Wedjat or Eye of Horus is "the central element" of seven "gold, faience, carnelian and lapis lazuli" bracelets found on the mummy of Shoshenq II. The Wedjat "was intended to protect the king in the afterlife" and to ward off evil. Ancient Egyptian and Near Eastern sailors would frequently paint the symbol on the bow of their vessel to ensure safe sea travel.

Horus was told by his mother, Isis, to protect the people of Egypt from Set, the god of the desert, who had killed his father Osiris.
Horus had many battles with Set, not only to avenge his father, but to choose the rightful ruler of Egypt. In these battles, Horus came to be associated with Lower Egypt, and became its patron. According to Papyrus Chester-Beatty I, Set is depicted as trying to prove his dominance by seducing Horus and then having intercourse with him. However, Horus places his hand between his thighs and catches Set's semen, then subsequently throws it in the river, so that he may not be said to have been inseminated by Set. Horus then deliberately spreads his own semen on some lettuce, which was Set's favorite food. After Set had eaten the lettuce, they went to the gods to try to settle the argument over the rule of Egypt. The gods first listened to Set's claim of dominance over Horus, and call his semen forth, but it answered from the river, invalidating his claim. Then, the gods listened to Horus' claim of having dominated Set, and call his semen forth, and it answered from inside Set. However, Set still refused to relent, and the other gods were getting tired from over eighty years of fighting and challenges. Horus and Set challenged each other to a boat race, where they each raced in a boat made of stone. Horus and Set agreed, and the race started. But Horus had an edge: his boat was made of wood painted to resemble stone, rather than true stone. Set's boat, being made of heavy stone, sank, but Horus's did not. Horus then won the race, and Set stepped down and officially gave Horus the throne of Egypt. But after the New Kingdom, Set still was considered Lord of the desert and its oases.

This myth, along with others, could be seen as an explanation of how the two kingdoms of Egypt (Upper and Lower) came to be united. Horus was seen as the God of Upper Egypt, and Set as the God of Lower Egypt. In this myth, the respective Upper and Lower deities have a fight, through which Horus is the victor. However, some of Horus (representing Upper Egypt) enters into Set (Lower Egypt) thus explaining why Upper Egypt is dominant over Lower Egypt. Set's regions were then considered to be of the desert.
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babydoom123 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015  Student Writer
fucking horus 
TheMedicus Featured By Owner Edited May 9, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
I am getting SO many Warhammer 40K vibes out of this...:3

I blame the heavy black armor.
EmeraldHorus Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015
I like it quite a bit. It really makes my awesomeness shine. May I use your work (and give you credit for it) for the blog I have on the mortal website "Tumblr"? I'd appreciate that
mstyle028 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014
Hi man, how are you?? Can i use this concept for a 3d contest for a game?? Awesome work man!!
iLoVEoNepIeCe00 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
something like Ra 
so cool!!!
EnkiLilstA8411 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Professional Artist
EnkiLilstA8411 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 26, 2014  Professional Artist
Horus Lord King of ALL even RA bow before him , AND now RA gonna kill me beacuse i said it ^^

RA; ... ¬¬

haha XD ... well you are also awesome RA ^^ .....


Majesty O_O

RA : ^_^ Happy 

Kill La Kill Icon: Aikuro 
SerpentSabatour97 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You make gods look badass! I always liked Anubis the most but still badass! :D
AlyxZander Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Student General Artist
Such awesome design.
LtFoxyRoxy Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
still awesome
Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
Awesome :D
argentlupus Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
The Egyptian deities would be proud of how you represent them, if they were around.
Horus347 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
Oh, we are here and we love it! It's nice to see ourselves pictured with anything other than 2D skinny arms on old pieces of paper.
Sogknight91 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
You're such an inspirational Artist, I love your work and the way you put life into your artistic pieces, I really love this kind of art, And I wish that one day I'll be able to make my own pieces and give life to them, just like you do.

God Bless...
thedude009 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
I wonder if genzoman would do a drawing of horus from WH40k? Genzo, if you are reading this please PLEASE consider it! I mean shouldn't the father have his son(Emporer and Horus)?
Mirakou Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Student Filmographer
I'm doing an Art History Project about this guy, and I have to say I found this picture an amazing illustration of Horus and his incredible power. 
kaerre Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
aaaahhhhh, me haces recordar mis cartas, te luciste con esa imagen perro, saludotes
kaerre Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
hace como año y medio te pedi a Davy Jones :P espero que esté entre tus planes subirlo ;)
Wow Horus! I like Horus =)
SadSoul2013 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
I had a Horus image, but it was so rotten!!!Then i found this image and downloaded it, awesome!!!!!
KougaSoujiro Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
Simply outstanding!
Tramira Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Student Writer
This deviation was suggested to the favourites of :iconyour-best-art: by one of our members and was accepted.
Rhyvurg Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
I remember reading about Egyptioan mythology in grade school.  I saw this guy and I was all "He has the head of a falcon?  AWESOME!"
XopherSeuss Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love it, you killed this as the RA
Catbratdebi Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
Love it, as an unofficial student of Egyptology I thank you for including the history of Horus, while I knew a lot of it I found some tidbits that I had not known, again thank you for letting me learn something new
Moybella Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
Horus only had one good eye
diegouhX Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
aun no se como lo haces , analizo y analizo y aun no puedo descifrar sus componentes como ?
Airkey Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I find Egyptian Mythology fascinating~
But this picture just takes the cake~!
I absolutely love it~!!! <33
scorpio81 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Never cease to amaze
TswordZ Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
Powerful Horus!
Ryujisama Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
Awesome art, and a lesson on egyptian gods. T'was a good day. :nod:
YamiBurak Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
Tiamate Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations for your nomination ^v^ !! Your Horus is really cool *3*
Bhurloka12 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
Dunno if you're gonna draw Ra as well as Horus, but to me the two look similar.

If Ra does make his debut in your myth art, is there any way to differ him from Horus?
Joshmoe93 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
Ra had a slightly longer beak. 
newtman001 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
Sexy, man. Just SEXY.
manux1220 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Impresionante!! O___o
nemesisprogress Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
I had tried everything because of this im always one step ahead ive finally reached the top keep this between us
Eszterka Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
I had reached my wits end I cant believe how much this exceeded expectations my success was effortless just wanted to share the wealth
Hitomi-chan666 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Student General Artist
dios del cielo (mitologia egipcea) TEW KEDO GENIAL!!
artJou Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Xandimus Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013   General Artist
the mightly one arises!
Gravedigger68 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Great work :D.
xZeroMan Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013   General Artist
DragonMyths Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Im born too early, idk sure anymore if this starsign is then dicated to my birthdate i should born on when I was born 29thd of May. Im born on 4thd of May. Im a Horus sign :)
BeRabbit Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Great one :D
I love this Egyptian God :D
Gardboyz-Productions Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist


Awesome job!

ArtFurry Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Student General Artist
this is mind blowing :jawdrop: 
dumbfished Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Professional
Fuck yeah
I dig the depth of the whole shabang and the size comparisions to feel the contrast.
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