Egyptian
Myth
• The Osiris myth reached its basic form in or
before the 24th century BC. Many of its
elements originated in religious id...
• Parts of the myth appear in a wide variety of Egyptian
texts, from funerary texts and magical spells to short
stories.
•...
• The details of these sacred events differ greatly
from one text to another and often seem
contradictory.
• Mythology pro...
Egyptian Myth:

Osiris, Isis &
Horus
Isis, Protective Goddess
• This amulet is
• Isis was the wife of called the 'Isis
Osiris and the
knot' and is a
mother of ...
Horus, Hawkman
• Horus was a god of the sky.
• He is probably most well-known as
the protector of the ruler of Egypt.
• Th...
Osiris, Lord of the dead
• Osiris was the god of the dead, and
ruler of the underworld.
• Osiris was the brother/husband o...
Set, Chaos and more chaos
• Set was the god of chaos.
• Set represented everything that
threatened harmony in Egypt.
• He ...
Osiris and Set
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Background
Trick
Capture
Ruler
Osiris and isis
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Background
Sad
Searching
Finds
Dead but Alive
Underworld
Horus and set
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On the run
Growing up
Confrontation
New ruler
Thoth
New Eye
Interpretations
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Archetypes
Good V.S. Evil
Power Hungry
Mutiny
Greed
Egyptian mythology22222 xxxxx
Egyptian mythology22222 xxxxx
Egyptian mythology22222 xxxxx
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  • Set is evilThough Osiris sees the good in allWalking in town togetherThey See a chestOsiris- nice chest, set- I have a better oneSet goes homeSet Has his spies get osiris measurementsSet Creates a chest and has it decoratedThan Throws a partyFake Crazy idea from set , a person who fits best inside the chest gets to keep itEverybody tries thanOsiris gets in, and Surprise he fits perfectlySet closes the chestLocks it and binds with waxThan Pushes chest out to seaThis is very much like the conflict between Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades.Or even like all of the major Twelve and The titans/ Giants.
  • Isis hears of lost osirisGoes searching some river nymphs tell her to look to the seaThan Sea goddesses tell her where to goIsis goes to a palace Befriends the queen by being beautiful than the queen finds pillar holding osirisOsiris is dead,Isis tries to use magic to revive him, but it doesn’t workIsis uses ra’s secret nameOsiris comes back to lifeOsiris says how disgusting the underworld is how it is in chaosOsiris decides to live in the under worldThey than proceed to conceive HorusHorus will be born
  • Set becomes pharaoh and wants to kill horus to secure his throneHorus and isis go on the runHorus grows upAnd decides it time to Confront setHorus Wins in battle but loses one of his eyesHorus and isis go to Thoth to fix eyeThoth (god of knowledge) makes eye out of moonlightThis story reminds me of the story of Zeus and Cronus. Zeus grows up in exile, becomes strong, and uses Cronus’s misdeeds against him.
  • Each story can be considered to have archetypal characters who go through an classic good vs. evil struggle.The good who fight against the power hungry. And the evil who are greedy and prone to mutiny.
  • Egyptian mythology22222 xxxxx

    1. 1. Egyptian Myth
    2. 2. • The Osiris myth reached its basic form in or before the 24th century BC. Many of its elements originated in religious ideas. • Scholars have tried to discern the exact nature of the events that gave rise to the story, but they have reached no definitive conclusions.
    3. 3. • Parts of the myth appear in a wide variety of Egyptian texts, from funerary texts and magical spells to short stories. • Yet no Egyptian source gives a full account of the myth, and the sources vary widely in their versions of events. • Greek and Roman writings, particularly De Iside et Osiride by Plutarch, provide more information but may not always accurately reflect Egyptian beliefs. Through these writings, the Osiris myth persisted after knowledge of most ancient Egyptian beliefs was lost, and it is still well known today.
    4. 4. • The details of these sacred events differ greatly from one text to another and often seem contradictory. • Mythology profoundly influenced Egyptian culture. It inspired or influenced many religious rituals and provided the ideological basis for kingship. Scenes and symbols from myth appeared in art in tombs, temples, and amulets.
    5. 5. Egyptian Myth: Osiris, Isis & Horus
    6. 6. Isis, Protective Goddess • This amulet is • Isis was the wife of called the 'Isis Osiris and the knot' and is a mother of Horus. symbol of protection. • Isis is associated with thrones because her lap was the first 'throne' that Horus sat upon.
    7. 7. Horus, Hawkman • Horus was a god of the sky. • He is probably most well-known as the protector of the ruler of Egypt. • The Egyptians believed that the pharaoh was the 'living Horus'. • The eye was restored to him and it became a symbol of protection for the ancient Egyptians.
    8. 8. Osiris, Lord of the dead • Osiris was the god of the dead, and ruler of the underworld. • Osiris was the brother/husband of Isis. He was also the father of Horus. • As well as being a god of the dead, Osiris was a god of resurrection and fertility. In fact, the ancient Egyptians believed that Osiris gave them the gift of barley, one of their most important crops.
    9. 9. Set, Chaos and more chaos • Set was the god of chaos. • Set represented everything that threatened harmony in Egypt. • He was the brother of Osiris and Isis, as well as the brother/husband of Nepthys. He murdered his brother Osiris, then battled with his nephew Horus to be the ruler of the living. • At certain times in the history of ancient Egypt, Seth was associated with royalty.
    10. 10. Osiris and Set • • • • Background Trick Capture Ruler
    11. 11. Osiris and isis • • • • • • Background Sad Searching Finds Dead but Alive Underworld
    12. 12. Horus and set • • • • • • On the run Growing up Confrontation New ruler Thoth New Eye
    13. 13. Interpretations • • • • • Archetypes Good V.S. Evil Power Hungry Mutiny Greed

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