Ancient Egyptian sculpture of the falcon-headed
solar god Horus
The sacred bird of the falcon-headed solar god
Horus, it was also regarded as his Ba.
The falcon was a bird that had protective powers, and was
frequently linked with royalty, where it was depicted as
hovering over the head of the pharaoh
The falcon was also sacred to Montu, god of war, and Sokar, god of the Memphite necropolis.