Sentence Examples


  • With this may be compared the festivals of Adonis and Osiris and the myth of Persephone.
  • It is not so much as king of the dead that Osiris here appears, but every deceased Egyptian was regarded as himself an Osiris, as having undergone all the indignities inificted upon the god, but finally triumphant over the powers of death and evil impersonated by Seth.
  • According to Gruppe, the legend of the death of Orpheus is a late imitation of the Adonis-Osiris myth.
  • Frazer, Adonis, Attis, Osiris (London, 1906).
  • Osiris and Isis are closely connected with Syria and the Lebanon in legend; the Ded or sacred pillar of Osiris is doubtless really a representation of a great cedar with its horizontally outspreading branches; 8 another of the sacred Egyptian trees is obviously a cypress; corn and wine are traditionally associated with Osiris, and it is probable that corn and wine were first domesticated in Syria, and came thence with the gods Osiris and Re (the sun god of Heliopolis) into the Delta.