Project MUSE - Plutarch on Isis and Osiris: Text, Cult, and Cultural AppropriationThe Osiris myth is the most elaborate and influential story in ancient Egyptian mythology. It concerns the murder of the god Osiris , a primeval king of Egypt , and its consequences. Osiris's murderer, his brother Set , usurps his throne. Meanwhile, Osiris's wife Isis restores her husband's body, allowing him to posthumously conceive their son, Horus. The remainder of the story focuses on Horus, the product of the union of Isis and Osiris, who is at first a vulnerable child protected by his mother and then becomes Set's rival for the throne. Their often violent conflict ends with Horus's triumph, which restores Maat cosmic and social order to Egypt after Set's unrighteous reign and completes the process of Osiris's resurrection.
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Plutarch's Morals: Theosophical Essays , tr. All good things, O Clea, it behoves persons that have sense to solicit from the gods. But more especially now that we are in quest of the knowledge of themselves so far as such knowledge is attainable by man , do we pray to obtain the same from them with their own consent: inasmuch as there is nothing more important for a man to receive, or more noble for a god to grant, than Truth. For all other things which people require, the Deity who gives them doth not possess, nor use for his own purposes. For the Godhead is not blessed by reason of his silver and gold, nor yet almighty through his thunders and lightnings, but on account of knowledge and intelligence, and this is the finest thing of all that Homer hath said, when he pronounced concerning the gods:—. And I am of opinion that the happiness of the eternal life which is the attribute of God consists in his not being ignorant of.
All good things, my dear Clea,  sensible men must ask from the gods; and especially do we pray that from those mighty gods we may, in our quest, gain a knowledge of themselves, so far as such a thing is attainable by men. God gives to men the other things for which they express a desire, but of sense and intelligence He grants them only a share, inasmuch as these are His especial possessions and His sphere of activity. For the Deity is not blessed by reason of his possession of gold and silver,  nor strong because of thunder and lightning, but through knowledge and intelligence.
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Toggle navigation. This 6th edition is dated For previous editions, see the footnote. A most useful commentary is that of Griffiths It is relevant to this essay that she is connected with the priesthoods at Delphi, specifically with a priesthood involved in the cult of Dionysus.
All Search Options [ view abbreviations ]. Hide browse bar Your current position in the text is marked in blue. Click anywhere in the line to jump to another position:. Collitz, Sammlung der griechischen Dialektinschriften , vol. Bonn, This text was converted to electronic form by optical character recognition and has been proofread to a high level of accuracy.