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.
The brutal murder of Osiris by his brother Set, in which the pieces of his body were scattered throughout the land of Egypt, is the basis of this myth. Set assumed the throne in his dead brother’s place. Isis, sister and wife of Osiris, retrieved the body parts – all but the penis – which she reconstructed by some magical process and, in the form of a kite, fanned Osiris with her wings and, momentarily, restored life to his body. In this way, the goddess came together with Osiris and conceived. Ultimately, Horus, the son born of this union, defeated Set and regained the kingdom.
Although the story varies and encounters certain embellishments and deviations along the way, the essence of regicide, and posthumous conception remain the common thread.
But the question remains, was Osiris a real or a mythological character? In the book, The Two Babylons, Alexander Hyslop makes a very good case for the emanation of all the gods and goddesses of mythology from one source – Nimrod and his wife, Semiramis. Other writers, through their study of Egyptology have drawn the links between Assyria and ancient Babylon, and things Egyptian. At Saqqara, Pharaoh Djoser’s funerary complex, there are echoes of Babylonian reed building methods, cast in stone. A conundrum for the observer.
Is there a case for the Nimrod Connection, or is the Osiris link tenuous? I believe the answer lies among the stars where Osiris is said to have found his final resting place. The Orion constellation was somehow seen and known by certain Egyptians, and it is likely that this knowledge emanated from Babylon. The Giza Pyramids were intended to carry this knowledge through the ages and to transmit it to the Illuminated. At the heart of this secret, is a person. I have written in more depth on the Orion mystery in another post. Read it there.
From the Orion Constellation, which is its fiery depths displays the Running Man of the Egyptian heb sed ritual, (more is revealed in Opus Dei) is suggested a mighty god of the past – and another who will arise in his image. The great alpha star, Betelgeuse, is a fading red – but at the foot of Orion is another bright star, Rigel – this represents the coming god of the future – one in the likeness and image of Nimrod/Osiris.
It is not unusual to hear these days of Christ with the three stars at his belt – an attempt at aligning Jesus Christ with the Egyptian god, Osiris. Many know that Christians expect the soon return of Christ. By giving Christ an Egyptian “face” it suggests that Christ/Osiris is one, and that Christ in the form of Osiris – or visa versa – will return.
This is not the Biblical Christ, of whom God said, “I have called my son out of Egypt.” The Osiris/Christ will be one in the likeness of Nimrod. We can expect him to enter the world scene soon. His way has been intricately prepared and multitudes will follow him.