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Osiris : Death and Afterlife of a God.

Author: Bojana Mojsov
Publisher: Oxford : John Wiley & Sons, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Murder; Dismemberment; Last Judgement; Resurrection; Cults; Mummies -- the myth of Osiris, the ancient Egyptian ruler of the Underworld and judge of the dead was central to ancient Egyptian religion. Murdered by his brother Seth, who scattered his dismembered body all over Egypt, Osiris was saved by his loyal sister-wife Isis, who found all the pieces and miraculously conceived Horus, his son and avenger. Horus slew  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bojana Mojsov
ISBN: 9781405143561 1405143568
OCLC Number: 437153182
Description: 1 online resource (180 pages)
Contents: PLATES; FIGURES; Map; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; INTRODUCTION; EGYPTIAN GODS AND GODDESSES; PROLOGUE: THE MYTH; CHAPTER 1 THE MYTH MAKERS; CHAPTER 2 ENTER THE DIVINE KING; CHAPTER 3 ABYDOS; CHAPTER 4 PYRAMID BUILDERS; CHAPTER 5 THE MYSTERIES; CHAPTER 6 RISE OF THE EMPIRE; CHAPTER 7 GOLDEN PHARAOHS; CHAPTER 8 BOOKS OF THE AFTERLIFE; CHAPTER 9 TOWARD THE SUNSET; CHAPTER 10 GREEKS IN EGYPT; CHAPTER 11 THE ROMAN LEGACY; EPILOGUE; NOTES; GLOSSARY; EGYPTIAN CHRONOLOGY; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX; Plate.

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Murder; Dismemberment; Last Judgement; Resurrection; Cults; Mummies -- the myth of Osiris, the ancient Egyptian ruler of the Underworld and judge of the dead was central to ancient Egyptian religion. Murdered by his brother Seth, who scattered his dismembered body all over Egypt, Osiris was saved by his loyal sister-wife Isis, who found all the pieces and miraculously conceived Horus, his son and avenger. Horus slew Seth and restored Osiris to kingship in the Underworld. This cycle of death and rebirth formed one of the basic precepts of ancient Egyptian religion. It gave rise to the cult of th.

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