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19 06, 2017

Who was Osiris? Egyptian god

By |2018-04-19T22:41:46-07:00June 19th, 2017|Africa, Egypt, Religion|0 Comments

Bringing offerings to Osiris(New Kingdom, ca. 1300 BC) Osiris was an ancient Egyptian god of growing things, like the Hindu god Indra or the Greek goddess Demeter. That's why sometimes Osiris' face is green, like the Nile river whose floods made a good harvest in Egypt. Osiris was the oldest son of the [...]

19 06, 2017

Who was the Egyptian god Isis?

By |2019-09-29T21:28:23-07:00June 19th, 2017|Africa, Egypt, Religion|0 Comments

Isis and her baby Horus (Middle Kingdom, now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York) Isis, Osiris, and Set The god Isis, in Egyptian mythology, was married to her brother Osiris (just like Hera was married to her brother Zeus). Isis means "the queen", in Egyptian. Then their enemy, the god Set, killed Osiris, [...]

18 06, 2017

Egyptian god Horus – Gods of Ancient Egypt

By |2019-09-14T06:45:07-07:00June 18th, 2017|Egypt|6 Comments

Good luck charm of the eye of the god Horus (Old Kingdom, ca. 2000 BC) Horus was the son of Re Horus was an Egyptian god, originally from Upper Egypt (Southern Egypt). In the Old Kingdom, people thought of Horus as having the head of a falcon, and his name means "falcon" in [...]