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The Word “Hero” came from the name for an Egyptian God

Horus is one of the oldest deities of ancient Egypt. He was also known as Kemwer, meaning (the) great Black (one), the god of vengeance, sky, protection, and was usually depicted as a falcon-headed man.

While Egyptologists often refer to him as “Horus the hawk, the avenger,” some scholars assert that the word “hero” comes from Horus’ original African name, Heru or Hor.

Gerald Massey, a 19th-century scholar, said that the word “hero” comes from the Egyptian concept, “ma haru,” meaning “the typical warrior” or the “true hero.”

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