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Horus, Harmakhis, and Harpokrates in Chapter III of V. and "Under the Rose"

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Richard F. Patteson

Mississippi State University
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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.
How to Cite: Patteson, R.F., 1981. Horus, Harmakhis, and Harpokrates in Chapter III of V. and \"Under the Rose\". Pynchon Notes, (6), pp.39–40. DOI: http://doi.org/10.16995/pn.479
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Published on 01 Jun 1981.
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