In both Chapter III of V. and "Under the Rose," Hugh Bongo-Shaftsbury appears at the Fink restaurant wearing a hollowed-out ceramic hawk's head. "'Harmakhis'" he explains. "'God of Heliopolis and chief deity of Lower Egypt. Utterly genuine, this: a mask used in the ancient rituals.… Literally Horus on the horizon.'" This casual reference to Horus is more important than it appears.
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Patteson, R. F., (1981) “Horus, Harmakhis, and Harpokrates in Chapter III of V. and "Under the Rose"”, Pynchon Notes 6, 39-40. doi: https://doi.org/10.16995/pn.479