“The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour; thou savest me from violence.” (2 Samuel 22:3 KJV)
“The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.” (Psalms 18:2 KJV)
Avian and Attributes – Horn
“Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for he hath visited and redeemed his people, And hath raised up an horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David;” (Luke 1:68-69 KJV)
HORN, n. [L. cornu]
1. A hard substance growing on the heads of certain animals, and particularly on cloven-footed quadrupeds; usually projecting to some length and terminating in a point. Horns are generally bent or curving, and those of some animals are spiral. They serve for weapons of offense and defense. The substance of horns is gelatinous, and in Papin’s digester it may be converted into jelly.
Horn is an animal substance, chiefly membranous, consisting of coagulated albumen, with a little gelatin and phosphate of lime.
The horns of deer possess exactly the properties of bone, and are composed of the same constituents, only the proportion of cartilage is greater.
2. A wind instrument of music, made of horn; a trumpet. Such were used by the Israelites.
3. In modern times, a wind instrument made of metal.
10. In Scripture, horn is a symbol of strength or power.
The horn of Moab is cut off. Jer 48.
Horn is also an emblem of glory, honor, dignity.
My horn is exalted in the Lord. 1 Sam 2.
In Daniel, horn represents a kingdom or state. [Edited]
Hornbills and Horned Birds
Hornby’s Storm Petrel
[Definitions from Webster’s Dictionary of American English (1828), unless noted. Bird info from Wikipedia plus.]