en today is ra,

….en when he shall establish as prince and ruler, his son, Horus

…..[lines 15-18]

but according to plutarch,

osiris became the son of Rhea, the Egyptian Nut, and Hermes.

By a stratagem Hermes, the Egyptian Thoth, played at tables with Selene,

en won from her the

seventieth part of each day of the year,

i.e., in all five days….

which he added to the year.

on the first of these days Osiris was born,

en a voice was heard to proclaim that the lord of crea-shun was born……..

in due time he became the king of Egypt,

when he died,

Isis cut off a lock of her hair as a sign of grief,

en then set out to find his body….

she traced it (back) to Byblos.

among the branches of a tamarisk tree,

which had enclosed his chest within its trunk.

the Byblos referred to here is not the one in phoenicia,

but the papyrus swamps, Athu

(meaning papyrus plants),

of Nubia….

as we begin to see,

Plutarch got it (deliberately?) wrong, many times…

(lakini hadithi hii is not about him….o is for osiris, en we use the resources available, p. is one of them)

like with the number of portions into which Set tore the body of Osiris, (14),

the hieroglyphic texts give at times fourteen and at others sixteen…

those  portions were buried

at ament, aa-ab,

an-rut-f, kusae,

heliopolis, at-ament,

letopolis, pa-thuhen,

meh-ta-f, athribis,

aq, ab,

het-sera, apis…..

en there were more…

infact even in the late period of Egyptian history, (in Graeco-Roman renaissance times),

the sanctuaries of Osiris were forty-two in number;

in other words,

each nome possessed its own central shrine of (Isis en) Osiris,

which was called a “Serapeum”…

or the place where Serapis was worshipped…..

another part of his (mythic) story (was)

the sixteen members of the body of Osiris….


1. his head,

2. the soles of his feet,

3. his bones,

4. his arms,

5. his heart,

6. his interior,

7. his tongue,

8. his eye,

9. his fist,

10. his fingers,

11. his back,

12. his ears,

13. his loins,

14. his body,

15. his head with the face of a ram,


16. his hair…

this is what the king is made of,

en I/sis


every part of him……

his fingers on her back,

his presence behind her,

his smile,

their reasoning….

but that’ another story,

o is for osiris en

opening into deep,

sacred places.

[hadithi? hadithi?


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