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Descriptions of Horus vs Images of him.

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Maybe it is just me, but when reading HH books with the descriptions of Horus, I don't imagine him in the Terminator armour with no peripheral vision and huge quantities of plugs in his bald scalp.

I was just looking at the picture that is here : http://www.blacklibrary.com/Images/BL/blog/2010/07/Age2.jpg

And while it is a nice fearsome depiction, that is completely at odds with the charasmatic, standing on the bridge looking out into space, wounded unto death by the anethma character I have in my head.

Anyone else, or am I the only one ?
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Well, I think its clear that the picture you link, the armor is inspired by the "Horus standing over Sang vs the Emperor" picture.

Which, for some, is more "Artistic License" than it is a photographic representation. Liken it to Da Vinci's "Last Supper" to get my meaning. Sure, the painting is an image of an event that took place, but its composition, the setting, and the individuals' expressions, looks, clothing, etc are all just based on the artist.

So no, I dont think Horus really wore such a thing or looked like such. I have it in my head as a more of a "Paradise Lost" Lucifer during the war in heaven type deal.

Pardon the Christian heavy imagery, but I feel it conveys the point.
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