An Egyptian god associated with the sky and the figure of a hawk. In the novel Horus has gone crazy and stays permanently in his hawk form, because he is no longer remembered by the American people and does not have enough power to stay sane. Shadow meets Horus in the underworld, where Horus shows him how to return to the world of the living if Shadow so chooses.
The timeline below shows where the character Horus appears in American Gods. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.