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Osiris


Isis in Osiris were husband and wife.
  Egyptian mythology:  god of the underworld and judge of the dead
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  • Isis in Osiris were husband and wife.
  • Thackeray looked up, saw Bod nestled behind the statue of Osiris.
    Neil Gaiman  --  The Graveyard Book
  • He did not need to know that these gods were called Baal, Osiris, Moloch, Ashtaroth, and the like: probably the less he knew about them the better for his orthodoxy.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • By the way, December 25 is also the birthday of Osiris, Adonis, and Dionysus.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code

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  • "Osiris, come," Sadie said, as if in a trance.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • Everywhere there were pictures of Osiris, the blue-skinned god of the dead, and I thought about how Dad had sacrificed himself to become Osiris’s new host.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • Such was the lesson of all the great gods …. from Osiris, to Tammuz, to Jesus, to Shiva, to the Buddha himself.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • —You pray to a local and obscure idol: our temples, majestic and mysterious, are the abodes of Isis and Osiris, of Horus and Ammon Ra.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Perhaps a touch of Isis and Osiris thrown in; Osiris was torn apart, and the goddess Isis succeeded in reassembling him except for the part that makes Jake Barnes resemble him (the Osiris myth is an Egyptian fertility myth).
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • After these appeared A crew who, under names of old renown— Osiris, Isis, Orus, and their train— With monstrous shapes and sorceries abused Fanatic Egypt and her priests to seek Their wandering gods disguised in brutish forms Rather than human.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost

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  • At any time life can come together again and man be regenerated, and doesn’t have to be a god or public servant like Osiris who gets torn apart annually for the sake of the common prosperity, but the man himself, finite and taped as he is, can still come where the axial lines are.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • And so it is that, throughout the world, men whose function it has been to make visible on earth the life-fructifying mystery of the slaying of the dragon have enacted upon their own bodies the great symbolic act, scattering their flesh, like the body of Osiris, for the renovation of the world.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • The entrance is adorned by giant statues of Isis and Osiris.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • And now both armies shock in open field; Osiris is by strong Thymbraeus kill’d.
    Virgil  --  The Aeneid
  • Then Isis and Osiris, and their circle, representing water, fire, air, and other forces, were invented.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • And Gant, the Olympian Bull; and Heracles Gant; and Gant, the Seductive Swan; and Ashtaroth and Azrael Gant, Proteus Gant, Anubis and Osiris and Mumbo-Jumbo Gant.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • Hermes Trismegistus, counsellor of Osiris, King of Egypt, was credited with the invention of writing and hieroglyphics, the drawing up of the laws of the Egyptians, and the origination of many sciences and arts.
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • Magnifying and applying come I, Outbidding at the start the old cautious hucksters, Taking myself the exact dimensions of Jehovah, Lithographing Kronos, Zeus his son, and Hercules his grandson, Buying drafts of Osiris, Isis, Belus, Brahma, Buddha, In my portfolio placing Manito loose, Allah on a leaf, the crucifix engraved, With Odin and the hideous-faced Mexitli and every idol and image, Taking them all for what they are worth and not a cent more, Admitting they were alive and did the…
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • Everywhere there were pictures of Osiris, the blue-skinned god of the dead, and I thought about how Dad had sacrificed himself to become Osiris’s new host.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • "Good-bye, Osiris," the fiery man said.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • I imagined them in the Hall of Judgment, my father sitting on his throne as the blue-skinned god Osiris, my mum in her ghostly white robes.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • Thousands of years ago, Ra got senile and retreated into the heavens, leaving Osiris in charge.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • "Osiris," I remembered.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • When Dad was standing in front of the Rosetta Stone, he said, ’Osiris, come.’
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • Wait, why did he want Osiris?
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • Carter, Osiris was the lord of the dead.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • If, in fact, that is what he was after, he might have accomplished it, using the power of Osiris.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • But that wasn’t Osiris, was it?
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • He did release the spirit of Osiris.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • For now, let’s just say he drew the power of Osiris into himself.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • Julius has been obsessed with finding Osiris for years.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • Isis, Osiris, Horus, Nephthys—where are they?
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • He was tall and strong, almost a twin to Osiris, but with dark red skin, blood-colored robes, and a pointed beard.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • Osiris rose from his throne.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • Then Osiris got overthrown by Set.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • He might have even chosen Osiris, because Walt was a natural at bringing inanimate things to life.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • Their names were Osiris
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • But Osiris is a legend.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • Osiris.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • The important thing is, for the past six years your father has been looking for a way to summon Osiris, and last night he thought he had found the right artifact to do it.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • My lord Osiris.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • I swear it, by the genii of Amente! by the eye of Osiris, I swear it!
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • Dr. Van Ripple pauses before a statue of Osiris to mop his brow with a handkerchief.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • Set turned to Osiris with a good-natured laugh.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • A cheer went up from the gods, but before Osiris could rise, Set clapped his hands.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • Osiris shouted in rage, but his cries were muffled.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • He hid Osiris’s coffin, you know, and Isis searched the entire world to find it.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • Osiris was resurrected—but only in the Underworld.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • At any rate, when Osiris and Isis first walked the earth, their hosts were brother and sister.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • Later in history, Osiris and Isis took new forms—humans who were husband and wife.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
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