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Onuris also spelled (Anhur, Onouris, An-Her, Anhuret, Han-Her, Inhert) is the husband of Mekhit. He is the son of Ra and brother of Bast.

History

In early Egyptian mythology, Onuris (also spelled Anhur), was originally a god of war who was worshipped in the Egyptian area of Abydos, and particularly in Thinis. Myths told that he had brought his wife, Mekhit, who was his female counterpart, from Nubia, and his name reflects this—it means (one who) leads back the distant one.

One of his titles was Slayer of Enemies. Anhur was depicted as a bearded man wearing a robe and a headdress with four feathers, holding a spear or lance, or occasionally as a lion-headed god (representing strength and power). In some depictions, the robe was more similar to a kilt.

Due to his position as a war god, he was the patron of the ancient Egyptian army and the personification of royal warriors. At festivals honoring him, mock battles were staged. During the Roman era Emperor Tiberius was depicted on the walls of Egyptian temples wearing the distinctive four-plumed crown of Anhur.

Anhur's name also could mean Sky Bearer and, due to the shared headdress, Anhur was later identified as Shu, becoming Anhur-Shu.

The Greeks identified Anhur with their god of war, Ares.

In the New Kingdom, his popularity increased and Onuris was also titled Saviour, becoming to the people their deliverer from the human burden, due to their view of war as their source of freedom and victory. The aspects of war, and saviour, shared with Horus, contributed to Anhur's eventual identification with the much greater Horus. During the Egyptian period of dominance over Nubia, the Kushites named Horus-Anhur as Arensnuphis (also Arsnuphis, Harensnuphis), Ari-hes-nefer in Egyptian, meaning something along the lines of Horus of the beautiful house. Consequently, once Osiris became identified as an aspect of Horus (and vice-versa), Arensnuphis was viewed as taking Isis as his wife.

He was later forgotten then he disappeared.

The Kane Chronicles

The Serpent's Shadow

Onuris joins Mekhit and the rest of the old gods in the fight against Apophis' demons. He is later seen dancing with his wife.

The Kane Chronicles
Core Series: The Red Pyramid | The Throne of Fire | The Serpent's Shadow
Crossovers: The Son of Sobek | The Staff of Serapis | The Crown of Ptolemy | Demigods & Magicians
Main Characters: Carter Kane | Sadie Kane | Ra | Anubis | Apophis | Bast | Bes | Horus | Isis | Zia Rashid | Set | Walt Stone
Minor Characters: Michel Desjardins | Geb | Iskandar | Jaz | Amos Kane | Julius Kane | Ruby Kane | Khufu | Nephthys | Nut | Osiris | Thoth | Percy Jackson | Annabeth Chase | List of Characters
Other: House of Life | Magic | Magician | Kane Family
Related Content: Rick Riordan | List of Terms | The Kane Chronicles Survival Guide