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Three encounters with Horus in three days [Jul. 19th, 2009|01:57 pm]
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Thursday morning I caught the last 40 minutes of the 2004 Gallic SF movie "Immortal" which featured a "Fifth Element"-esque future in which a CGI Horus in hybrid bird/human form who for some reason possessed some French dude so he could rape a three month old yet fully adult blue chick several times and impregnate her before his fellow CGI Egyptian gods pass judgment on him for something and imprison him. The movie also involved a demonic-looking land shark used as an assassin.

Friday afternoon I watched "Hancock" and it was pretty clear to me that the Horus myth figures into the backplot of the movie. Don't want to spoil too much for those who haven't seen it yet.

And Saturday I started re-reading (for the third or fourth time) David Weber's "Empire from the Ashes" trilogy in which Horus is a main character and actually a proto-human who was stranded on Earth 51,000 years ago. I remembered the character, but hadn't remembered that his name was Horus and that he was the inspiration for the Egyptian god until I read the 3rd or 4th chapter again, so I was surprised by my three encounters with Horus in three days. I guess I could have gone for 4 days in a row by watching "Stargate" again for the Horus guards or one of the "SG-1" episodes that feature Heru'u (Horus the Elder) but three is good enough for me :)