Fig.1. Tharsis region on Mars called the Face of Horus
In the cyclic catastrophism scenario, the living planet Mars was repeatedly captured in a geostationary orbit above Mt. Kailas for 14.4 years and released into a holding obit for 15.6 years. This 30-year cycle was repeated one hundred times between 3687 and 687 BC and is the subject of all ancient myths during this period. The rocks, soil, oceans, minerals, atmosphere, flora and fauna that were blasted from this planet were the origin of all life on Earth today. Its tidal drag on the lithosphere relative to the mantle changed the shapes, buoyancy, and location of the continents in 3,000 years.
The axis of rotation of the lithosphere of the orbiting Mars, marked by a ’pillar’ at its north pole (Osiris in Egyptian myth) remained oriented toward Mt. Kailas in the TransHimalayas during each encounter. As a result, the Egyptians were able to see several significant features on its equator as it rotated daily. By far the most prominent was a massive uplifted ‘continent’ about the size of North America on Mars, currently called the Tharsis Bulge. This bulge includes five very large volcanoes and a great 4,000 km rift called Valles Marineris. It was formed by the tidal force of proto-Venus during their close encounters prior to Mars’ first capture by the Earth. During the the entire period it was raised much higher, having settled isostatically in the last 2,700 years. This greatly enlarged bulge was tidally forced to remain on the limb of the rotating planet when it orbited the Earth, its asymmetrical shape leading to the epithet ‘the dog star’ – nothing to do with Sirius as currently thought.
Face of Horus
When viewed from Egypt, the Tharsis Bulge was imagined to be a large ‘face’ on Mars, which the Egyptians originally interpreted as the face of a lion, as suggested by the form of the sphinx, the Egyptian name for which was ‘Horus Am Akhet”, (Horus on the Horizon) toward which it apparently stared, day and night. Later dynasties interpreted the same feature as ‘The Face of Horus’, the most common Egyptian name for the planet. This understanding reveals many ‘mysteries’ in the ancient Egyptian texts. The feature as photographed by space probes orbiting Mars (Figure 1) color-coded to show relative elevations, is outlined by the author to clarify the discussion. Because Egypt was not directly beneath the orbiting planet, the ‘face’, on its equator, was visible on a daily basis due to the planet’s rotation about its axis. Horus’ eyes were the outer two of the three aligned volcanoes, Arsia and Ascraeus Mons. Horus’ pronounced nose or ‘beak’ was formed in the gray area, as indicated by the concentric series of closely spaced, almost circular faults, now collapsed. This pronounced beak-like feature and Mars’ stationary position in the sky led to one hieroglyph for Horus, which is simply a standing falcon.
Fig. 2 Mars Tharsis Bulge and Valles Marineris in bas relief from Akhenaton’s reign
Figure 2, a magnified portion of a stone relief of Akhenaten as a Sphinx worshiping the Aten, currently in the Kestner Museum in Hanover, Germany, depicts the Tharsis Bulge on Mars at its center, which was the Egyptian ‘Face of Horus’. The three aligned volcanos are present with Olympus Mons above and the Valles Marineris cutting into the ‘mouth’. This 3,000 -year old relief proves unequivocally the close proximity of Mars to the Earth in ancient times. (The triangular reticles in the image are obviously artifacts.) During the geostationary encounters, Mars was larger because it still had its solid iron core (Mercury) so the Tharsis Bulge seems smaller in comparison to the overall planet in this relief. It was inset as a way of showing it was stationary in the heavens and the standing falcon announces ‘Horus’. The rays extending down toward the Earth terminate as leaves, thereby depicting life being imparted to the Earth. Thus the Egyptians understood that this was the primary role of Mars. in spite of its many convulsions.
Horus the Child
Fig. 3 Egyptian statue of Horus the Child
The Egyptians had a unique and popular epithet for Horus, ‘Heru P Kart’ (Horus the Child) based on the features observed on Mars. The features on which this epithet were based are clearly exhibited in an ancient Egyptian statue of Horus the Child (Figure 3), leaving no doubt that they originated from the features on Mars. Horus is extending a finger on his left hand into his mouth. His head is shaved except for a child’s knot on the left side of his head and he has a Ureaus deity extending from the crown on his forehead. A comparison of the statue of Figure 3 with the photograph of the Tharsis Bulge on Mars (Figure 1) leaves no doubt that the ‘Face of Horus’ feature on Mars inspired this unique epithet for Horus. His ‘finger’ is the western end of the Valles Marineris, which extends into the ‘mouth’ of the figure from its left. He was imagined to be a child because he kept his finger in his mouth. The notion that children’s head should be shaved, except for a ‘side-lock of youth’, obviously originated from the volcano Alba Patera, an unusually flat but wide feature extending thousands of kilometers on Mars. All surface features on Mars were very clear during the encounters because the planet appeared some 530 times the area of the full moon and as it orbited with the Earth and rotated about its axis, shadows revealed every nuance of vertical relief. Additional proof derives from the presence of the Ureaus (snake-like deity originating in the underworld (the Amenta) on the child’s royal crown, which corresponds to the location of Olympus Mons, the largest volcano in the solar system, in the forehead of the ‘Face of Horus’. This continually erupted during encounters shooting a large, wavering plume high into the air as illustrated by the author. This epithet for Horus has been passed down through the last 2,700 years with no real understanding of its origin. Finally, it becomes obvious from the surface feature on Mars.
Job 37:23 Touching the Almighty, we cannot find him out: he is excellent in power, and in judgment, and in plenty of justice: he will not afflict.