Horos by the Numbers
Origin of Our Name
Egyptian Mythology, Horus was the “Son” of the god Osiris. However, upon Osiris’ death, his body was cut into pieces and spread across Egypt. Someone who loved
Osiris dearly tried to reassemble his dismantled fragments but a part of him
was missing and he was never the same again. Soon after, he had a son named Horus.
And it was upon his son’s arrival that Osiris descended into the underworld to become
god of the dead.
We loved OsiriXTM, and like our Egyptian predecessors, we took it upon ourselves to reassemble the open source product from its broken pieces after its code base was closed. So we thought the name Horos was a particularly fitting tribute.