Sentence Examples


  • One incident of the tale of Osiris acquired a deep ethical meaning in connection with the dead.
  • With this may be compared the festivals of Adonis and Osiris and the myth of Persephone.
  • All shrines of Osiris were called P-usiri, but the principal city of the name was in the centre of the Delta, capital of the 9th (Busirite) nome of Lower Egypt; another one near Memphis (now Abusir) may have helped the formation of the legend in that quarter.
  • According to Gruppe, the legend of the death of Orpheus is a late imitation of the Adonis-Osiris myth.
  • Frazer, Adonis, Attis, Osiris (1907), p. 67: " Prophecy of the Hebrew type has not been limited to Israel; it is indeed a phenomenon of almost world-wide occurrence; in many lands and in many ages the wild, whirling words of frenzied men and women have been accepted as the utterances of an in-dwelling deity.