Horemakhet ("Horus at the Horizon", meaning the sun) was a symbol of resurrec- tion, linked to the setting sun, which was reborn every morning. He was also a manifestation of the god Re-Horakhte (see this god) and connected to the very old gods Kheper and Atum. He first appeared during the New Kingdom. He was identified with the Great Sphinx at Giza, where he also was venerated in a temple of his own (possibly the only of its kind in Egypt). His very "own" shape was a sphinx (as seen in the picture above). He was very popular during the dynasties 18-19 and called upon as "the good father".              Main text.