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    told is the story of Isis and Osiris. Anyone can find this story written on the walls of the pyramid text in Egypt. This form of writing is called Hieroglyphics. They are only two of many gods and goddesses that originate in what is known as Egypt. Egypt is located in the northern part of Africa along the Nile River. here the soil is very fertile due to the annual flooding. Ancient Egypt was at one point in time known as the center of civilization for this is where you would find the basis for math, reading, astrology, justice system, religion and countless other subjects. There are many stories and myths that have originated in Egypt. I would like to go in detail about one story in particular which is the story of Isis and Osiris. In many…

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    In the Osiris, Isis, and Horus story, the cycle of life is mainly represented by the life, death, and rebirth of Osiris. In a context of nature as well, since Osiris was considered the god of the Nile, it was said that when the river dried up and vegetation died, it symbolized the death of Osiris. The same way during spring, when vegetation started to grow and the Nile River flooded again, it represented the rebirth of the mentioned god. I believe Isis had more than one role. She was Mother and…

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    In Lord of the Flies, Simon is clearly a biblical figure. He represents Christ through his death; he was unjustly killed and then it rained in a parallel to heaven weeping at Christ’s death (Spitz 25). He is Peter because Golding builds his church, his philosophy, on Simon (Spitz 25). He is Moses because he comes down from the mountain with the truth (Spitz 25). Lord of the Flies can be much better represented through the ancient myth of Osiris however. Osiris was a good god; he was the god of…

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    He decides whether or not the souls of the dead will have access to the afterlife. His son, Horus, reigns over Egypt and is in charge of judging the mortals on earth. This concept of judgment can be seen though the power of the pharaohs, who are portrayed as gods on earth in ancient Egypt. Besides receiving judgment on earth from the pharaohs, people must receive the last judgment given by Osiris in the underworld once they die. This marks the shift towards the second belief in the afterlife.…

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    Seth is the Goddess of Storms/Chaos/Evil. He was known for his animal head, often described as Hippopotamus, pig , or a Donkey. Seth was know as many different names such as Set, Setekh, Sutekh and Suty. Geb and Nut were the parents of Seth. Seth was the brother of Isis, Osiris and Nepthys. Nepthys was not just his sister they were married as well. Seth was jealous of Osiris because he was king. One day he attacked Osiris and chopped him up into 14 pieces and distributed them throughout…

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    Archetypes In Gilgamesh

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    In the Myths Gilgamesh, Osiris, Isis and Horus, Sigurd the Volsung, King Arthur and The Quest for the Sun retold by Donna Rosenberg, all have similar situation archetypes present, they all have a similar situation recurring in each other but there are some variations to the situations due to the different cultures. In all these myths the protagonists struggle to avoid something. In the Mesopotamian Myth, Gilgamesh, Gilgamesh is struggling to avoid dying. In the beginning of this myth he…

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    First is Ra, Sun god and king of the gods. Second is The moon god khonsu. Third is god of the scales of death, Anubis. Nut goddess of The sky and stars. Osiris ruler of the afterlife. Anuket Goddess of the river Nile. Hathor goddess of love. Bes dwarf god. Apophis god of snakes and war. Babi god of Baboons. Bast goddess of cats. Geb god of the earth. And isis goddess of magic marriage and healing. Stories: There are numerous stories of the egyptian gods most of them having to do with love…

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    Sphinx was covered in sweat and that his pants hugged his body tightly, leaving very little to the imagination. "Sphinx, can you come here a minute?" called out Nefertiti. Sphinx made his way over to the young woman. "Hey Nefertiti, something wrong?" said Sphinx. "Have you noticed anything different with Tutankhamen?" "Not that I know of. Then again." "What is it?" asked Nefertiti. "For some reason, Tut has been nervous around me at times?" said Sphinx. Nefertiti thought about it briefly,…

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    applied to the face and then a wig was applied to the head. They dressed the mummy with jewels and the body was wrapped in a shroud of bandages from head to foot along with small figurines and amulets to as protection on the journey through the underworld. Then finally a mask was placed on the head and shoulders (Sayre, 2012, p. 84). The wrapping process involved several stages: 1. Head and neck wrapped; 2. Fingers and toes individually wrapped; 3. Arms and legs wrapped and tied together.…

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    the other cities; this is similar to Heliopolitan myth with the eye of Ra protecting Shu and Tefnut (Ions). In addition, like Atum, he created himself out of nothing. Similar to Memphis cosmogony, Amon was the supreme ruler, and all the other gods were just facets. The first form he took was the Ogdoad of Hermopolis cosmogony. Later on, the god went to heaven and took the form as Ra. Moreover, he took the form of the divine child that arose from the locus. In fact, his eyes lit the Earth and he…

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