CLAA05H3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Ramesses V, Harpocrates, Harpoon

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Compare this with s. dalley"s crtitque of the epic of creation here is no struggle against fate, no mortal heroes, no sense of suspense over the outcome of events. The success of the hero god marduk is a foregone conclusion . The text comes from a papyrus from the reign of ramesses v. This myth was partly meant for entertainment, but was also serious religion. As seth and horus fight for osiris" kingship, the recurring theme is the superiority of. Osiris, isis, nepthys, seth and horus the elder are born to nut. Osiris is a good king, but seth is jealous and locks osiris in a coffin that floats to byblos. Isis returns with osiris" body in the coffin. Seth chops up his body into 14 pieces and scatters them. Isis reunites the pieces (except his phallus: osiris becomes the first mummy. Horus defeats seth in battle 3 times.

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