CLA160H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Ereshkigal, Strange Behaviour, Khepri

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CLAA05 Lecture 6 Dying Gods
Osiris Myth:
http://www.egyptartsite.com/osi.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GU2P08Q5I-M
Most likely originated during the Ptolemaic period
Focus should be on resurrection and not on death & betrayal
Story is most complete in …
Great Hymn to Osiris 18th dynasty (~1500 BC)
Isis and Osiris Plutrach (AD 120)
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Geb and Nut created Osiris, Seth, Isis, & Nephthys
Seth was always a troublemaker but was very smart.
Isis and Osiris ruled Egypt and Seth was very jealous.
With the help of 72 conspirators he devised a plan
He set up a party and got everyone drunk
Seth brought out a decorated chest and offered it to anyone who could fit
Only Osiris fit (he was secretly measured)
Seth closed the lid and locked the chest
He threw the chest into the Nile
Seth became king of Egypt
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Isis searched for the chest
She heard a rumor that the chest was in Byblos
A tree had grown around the chest
The chest became buried in the trunk of the tree
King of Babylos cut the tree to make pillars for his palace
Isis became the nursemaid to the baby prince
She grew fond of him and decided to make him immortal
Consisted of putting him on fire and circling around him as a bird
The queen heard of this strange behaviour and went to see
When she witnessed the immortality process she screamed
This disrupted the immortality process
Isis told the Queen what she had been trying to do, the queen was grateful
and allowed her to cut the chest out of the pillar.
When she saw Osiris’ body she yelled and killed the baby prince
She returned to Egypt with the chest and an older Babylon prince
When she wept over he husband she was so hideous that the prince died
Isis hid Osiris’ coffin
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Seth found Osiris’ coffin when he was hunting boar
He was furious and dismembered the body into 14 pieces
He spread the pieces across the land
Isis and Nephthys searched for the pieces
They found all the pieces but the phallus/penis (eaten by a fish)
Isis was a divine healer
She put the pieces together
She turned into a bird and hovered over him
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Focus should be on resurrection and not on death & betrayal. Great hymn to osiris 18th dynasty (~1500 bc) Geb and nut created osiris, seth, isis, & nephthys. Seth was always a troublemaker but was very smart. Isis and osiris ruled egypt and seth was very jealous. With the help of 72 conspirators he devised a plan. He set up a party and got everyone drunk. Seth brought out a decorated chest and offered it to anyone who could fit. Seth closed the lid and locked the chest. She heard a rumor that the chest was in byblos. The chest became buried in the trunk of the tree. King of babylos cut the tree to make pillars for his palace. Isis became the nursemaid to the baby prince. She grew fond of him and decided to make him immortal. The queen heard of this strange behaviour and went to see. When she witnessed the immortality process she screamed.

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