(Houron, Horon) Hauron is a Canaanite God imported into Egypt under the character of a divine herdsman; hence a spell “to be cast over the field,” (no. 83 in Borghouts) asserts to any predators who would attack the herd that “Hauron has waived your threats,” invoking him as “the victorious herdsman” who can turn the wild animals aside, directing them to feed instead “on the desert animals.” Hauron is generally depicted anthropomorphically, bearing arms, but sometimes as a falcon. A settlement of Canaanite or Syrian laborers near the Great Sphinx at Giza identified the latter with Hauron, and a temple of Hauron was constructed nearby, but Hauron belongs properly to the Canaanite pantheon.

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