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Who was Osiris? Egyptian god

By | 2017-06-19T01:01:42+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Africa, Egypt, Religion|

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 [...]

Who was the Egyptian goddess Isis?

By | 2017-06-19T00:35:59+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Africa, Egypt, Religion|

Isis and her baby Horus (Middle Kingdom, now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York) The goddess 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, and tore him apart. [...]

Who was the Egyptian god Horus?

By | 2017-10-14T14:18:39+00:00 June 18th, 2017|Africa, Egypt, Religion|

Good luck charm of the eye of Horus(Old Kingdom, ca. 2000 BC) 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 Egyptian. The Pharaoh was the human form of Horus, and [...]