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Sematawy

   

    Sematawy, also Hor-sematawy-pa-khered (i.e. the Child), Somtus–later Harsomtus to the Greeks, was a son of Hathor of Denderah and of Horus of Edfu. His name means "Uniter of the Two Lands". An inscription from the 6th dynasty refers to a Horus of Denderah, sometimes thought to be an ancient falcon god later identified as Horus the Elder, but apparently referring to Horus Sematawy. He also bore the name of Peremaset, "He who emerged from Isis", and Sasemsuenuser, "Eldest Son of Osiris", identifying him with Horus, son of Isis and Osiris. He was rarely mentioned until the late New Kingdom. Sematawy was depicted with a falcon head crowned with a double feather.
    His elder brother was Ihy, the divine player of the sistrum, referred to at Denderah as Ihy, the Elder, son of Hathor. It is at times difficult to differentiate between the two brothers.

Bibliography:
Maria Theresia Derchain-Urtel, Priester im Tempel: Die Rezeption der Theologie der Tempel von Edfu und Dendera in den Privakdokumenten aus ptolemaischer Zeit, Harrassowitz 1989, p.47
Byron E. Shafer, John Baines, Leonard H. Lesko, David P. Silverman, Religion in Ancient Egypt: Gods, Myths, and Personal Practice, Cornell University Press 1991, p.41
Hans Bonnet, Lexikon der ägyptischen Religionsgeschichte, Nikol 2000, pp.728f
Barbara S. Lesko, The Great Goddesses of Egypt, University of Oklahoma Press 1999, p.93
Christian Leitz, Dagmar Budde, Lexikon der ägyptischen Götter und Götterbezeichnungen, Peeters Publishers 2003, p.652
 

 
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