The Osiris myth is the most influential story in ancient Egyptian mythology. Who was Osiris and does he have any relevance today? And who is the New Osiris?
Of all of Egypt’s gods and goddesses, Osiris, and his female consort, Isis, are the most readily remembered. In fact, it might be true to say that they have become the embodiment, in most minds, of all other Egyptian divinities. Were Osiris and Isis mythological deities, or did the myths arise from the deeds of some actual persons?
The most common source of the Osiris story arises from the Egyptian funerary texts and the Pyramid Texts found in the burial places of the pyramids in the 25th century BC at the end of the Fifth Dynasty. [Read more…] about Who is the New Osiris?