The Greek form of Horus (Har-pi-kruti, "Horus the Child"). The Greeks, and the Romans too, made him a god of silence (Sigalion, from σιγάω, to be silent). This however, was based on a misconception. Horus was represented with his finger on his mouth, which indicates youth, and which the Greeks believed to be a symbol of silence.



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