"Edfu - Temple of Horus, Pylons" Egypt Things to Do Tip by Myndo

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  Edfu - big Pylons
by Myndo
 
 

The Pylons are the big walls that stand on the right and left of the entrance.
They are quite typical for the later temples.
The Pylons of Edfu are the second biggest (after Karnak) and are really symmetrical.

In front of the Pylons you find two small statues of Horus as a falcon. Well .. small is relative. Each of these is bigger than a human.

The Pylons show the Pharao how he fights against his enemys. He holds their scalps in his hand and is about to hit them with a club. He is watched by the gods Horus and his wife Hathor.

Over the Entrance doors you can always find the sign of the sun, protected by two Uraeus snakes and two wings.
This sign is there as a protection.

More here on my Edfu pages

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  • Updated Jan 5, 2005
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