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Osiris

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Definition Egyptian mythology:  god of the underworld and judge of the dead
  • Isis in Osiris were husband and wife.
  • And now both armies shock in open field; Osiris is by strong Thymbraeus kill'd.
    Virgil  --  The Aeneid
  • Thackeray looked up, saw Bod nestled behind the statue of Osiris.
    Neil Gaiman  --  The Graveyard Book
  • 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
  • By the way, December 25 is also the birthday of Osiris, Adonis, and Dionysus.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • The entrance is adorned by giant statues of Isis and Osiris.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • "Osiris, come," Sadie said, as if in a trance.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • "I, Horus, son of Osiris, claim the throne of the heavensas my birthright!" he shouted.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • Djed also stands for the power of Osiris—renewed life from the ashes of death.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • My symbol—the spine of Osiris.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • Osiris is the god of the dead, and the god of new life.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • You intentionally hosted Osiris, knowing you would die.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • Carter, when Osiris was alive, he was a great king.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid

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