Anhur (that which brings to heaven) was an Egyptian deity who is always represented as in a marching attitude and robed in long clothing. He wears a head-dress of four plumes, with the usual Ureus serpent of celestial deity. He holds a cord in his hands, which is supposed to symbolize one of the forces of the universe. He was a form also of the solar god, Shu, and in that character he had for his consort the goddess Tefnut (the heavenly bow). He was the Anuris, or Egyptian Mars, of the Greek writers. Anhur was chiefly worshipped in the city and nome of Abot, which was situated on the eastern bank of the Nile, in the Thebaid, and was afterwards called by the Greeks Thinitis.

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