Osiris and the Egyptian resurrection

Published 1973
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Volume 1 of the most comprehensive, scholarly work on Osiris. Includes translations of numerous texts, reproductions of classical Egyptian art -- iconography, the Heaven of Osiris, liturgy, shrines and mysteries, funeral and burial practices, human sacrifice, judge of the dead, links between Osiris worship and African religions, much more.

9780486143552 (electronic bk.)
0486143554 (electronic bk.)
Publisher, Date:
New York : Dover Publications, 1973.
1 online resource (2 volumes) : illustrations.
"Originally published in 1911 by the Medici Society, ltd."
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Access limited to Parkland Regional Library members.
Description based on print version record.
V. 1. The history of Osiris as told by classical writers
The name and iconography of Osiris
The mutilation and dismemberment of Osiris, his reconstitution and resurrection, his entrance into heaven, and his state of being there
The heaven of Osiris under the VIth dynasty, with translations from the pyramid texts
Osiris and cannibalism
Osiris and human sacrifice, and funeral murders
Osiris and dancing
Osiris and sacrifice and offerings, the propitiation of good and evil spirits by offerings, amulets, etc.
Osiris, the ancestral spirit and god
Osiris as judge of the dead
The African belief in god and the doctrine of last things
Osiris as a moon-god
Osiris as a bull-god.
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