Osiris and Isis standing within a shrine. Osiris, god of the Dead and ruler of the Underworld, is traditionally depicted as a green-skinned man with a beard like a pharoah's, mummified legs and wearing a conical crown. He holds a symbolic crook and flail with both hands and a lotus flower springs before his feet on which stand the four children of his son Horus. Behind him is his wife and twin-sister Isis, the mother of their child Horus, with her right hand on his shoulder. In Egyptian mythology the goddess Isis is the 'Mighty Mother' and a patron of nature and magic. She is traditionally dressed in a tight-fitting sleeveless dress with a crown in the shape of a throne and holds an Ankh, the sign of life, in her left hand. From the Book of the Dead, Papyrus of Ani.
September 20th, 2018
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