Horus’ appearance is as a man with a head of a falcon. He is also represented as a lion with the head of a falcon. There were many versions of Horus in ancient Egypt. The pharaohs manipulated Horus’ appearance to make them more powerful. The people would associate Horus with the present pharaoh.
Horus is the god of the sky, the sun, the moon, and the prince of the gods. His father is Osiris, god of the dead, and his mother is Isis, queen of heaven.
He was born when his father was killed by Set, the god of evil. There were many versions of the battles between Horus and Set; the stories were usually bitter and nasty. The story was used to explain the difference between the moon and the sun. The ancient Egyptians believed that Horus’ left eye was the moon and his right eye was the sun. Horus had his left eye gouged out by Set during their battle. The ancient Egyptians believed the moon was weaker than the sun because Horus got his eye poked out.
In another story Ra, the sun god, and Horus were joined as one god under the name Ra-Herakhty. It became very strange because Ra became Horus and Horus became Ra. This tale did not last for long.