harsiese.jpg Harsiese is the Greek form of the Egyptian name Her Sa Aset, "Horus, the son of Isis".

He was one of the many forms or aspects of Horus, more specifically the child of Osiris and Isis, who, in other contexts, could also be called Harpokrates (Her pa khered, "Horus the child").

The Egyptians themselves used to "mix" these gods, as can be seen for example on magical stelae. On these the child represents the young sun, but at the same time the child of Isis, who was hidden in the Delta by his mother and who has overcome dangerous animals.

The god is usually depicted as a naked child with the sidelock of youth, often sitting on the lap of his mother.



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