The term "Shemsu-Heru" is incorrectly translated as "the companions of Horus". Literally it means "the followers of Horus" and more precisely corresponds to the term "those who follow the way of Horus". If we recollect that Horus symbolized the idea of harmony, the term "Shemsu-Heru" can also be translated as "those who follow the way of harmony" or the way of Ra.
The Shemsu-Heru were bearers of knowledge of a higher order from whom the race of the pharaohs sprang. The Sacred Prayer, a "hermetical" text of Egyptian origin speaks of them with reverent awe as god-like people "devoted to the growth of wisdom". These Followers of Horus brought people the knowledge of their "divine origins", by which means they united the country. .