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Isis and Osiris

Art Credit: Public Domain

Description: The Goddess Isis distraught over the loss of her husband Osiris is shown in a traditional Egyptian pose of mourning.

So great was the passion of the Goddess Isis and Osiris that they were said to have made love in their mother’s womb before they were born.

Isis and Osirus’ rule brought prosperity to Egypt until Osiris was murdered by his jealous brother Set, who then threw his coffin into the Nile.

After prolonged searching, Isis found Osirus’ coffin and began the journey home. Set, in his unabated murderous rage then cut the body of Osiris into 14 pieces and threw them into the Nile. And unfortunately, the phallus of Osiris is eaten by a fish.

Unwavering in her love, Isis recovers the other 13 pieces, fashions a phallus out of gold and conceives the child Horus, with the reanimated Osiris. Even though Osiris now lived, he was incomplete and could no longer rule the land of the living.

Osiris withdrew into the Afterlife where he became the God of the Underworld and where he still reins in splendor.


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