Re still ruled the earth and he was smart and powerful Re had a
premonition. A premonition that told him if Nut (goddess of the sky who
is married to Geb) had children one of the children would end his rein
over the earth. Re cursed Nut, a curse that made it impossible for her
to have children for all 360 days of the year.
and depressed Nut went to Thoth (God of magic and wisdom) for help.
Thoth Knew the Curse could never be changed or reversed. But, Thoth knew
a way around the curse. So, he went to Khonsu (God of the moon) and
challenged him to a contest. Thoth won every time. With each loss Khonsu
grew more and more desperate to win. With the stakes raising Khonsu bet
some of his light and lost. Thoth grabbed up the betted light and went
to Nut. With the light Thoth made five extra days. Since these days
werenít part of a year Reís cures didnít affect the new days.
the first day, Nut gave birth to Osirus. The next day was saved for the
birth of Horus (son of Isis and Osirus). The third day an evil and dark
god called Set was born. The fourth day Her daughter Isis was birthed.
Then on the final day Nut gave birth to Nephthys.
was Reís successor. Isis married Osirus and they brought many great
things to Egypt. They showed people how to farm. He stopped
cannibalism. Osirus left Egypt to spread the knowledge and joy all over
the world. While he was gone he left Isis in charge.
Osirus returned Egypt was in harmony. His Brother Set's
for Osirus grew so much he plotted to kill Osirus.
Set threw a party in honor of Osirusís
return. At the end of the party Seth brought out a beautiful chest made
of gold and wood. The inside was in the shape of a body. Set said
whoever fit in the chest best would get it. After many gods trying to
fit into the chest. Osirus tried and it fit perfectly. Set locked him in
the chest and threw it into the Nile. The Nile carried out to the sea
where many miles away it beached and a gigantic tamarisk tree grew
tree grew to be an amazing height. The king of the land (the tree was
not in Egypt) ordered the tree to be cut down and used as a great pillar
in his palace.
Egypt Isis took her baby Horus to an island where Buto lived. She asked
Buto to watch over her baby while she looked for Osirus.
this time Osirusís human body had died.
had to give Osirus a proper burial for him to travel to the afterlife.
After many years of searching Isis heard stories of the great tree and
went to the kings palace. In disguise Isis began working for the Queen
by watching her children. Isis wanted to make one of the queenís sons
immortal. During the ritual
the Queen came in and thought her baby was being harmed. Isis ceased the
ritual and took her true form.
told the Queen and King about her quest. They peacefully allowed her to
take Osirusís coffin while leaving the pillar where it is. She took
the chest back to Egypt and hid it in the marshlands and ran to get her
son. Unfortunately one night While Set was hunting he stumbled across
by this, he opened the chest and cut Osirusís boy into 14 pieces and
scattered them across the Nile. Isis began searching again with
assistance. Nephthys left Set to help Isis and her son Anubis came too.
they found the pieces. When she found a single piece her priests would
perform a proper burial. Using her magic she would make a body that
looked like Osirus. Only 13 parts were found because some fish ate the
14th. So across Egypt there are 13 shrines for Osirus. Isis never buried
any of the body parts found. Then when she put the pieces together
Osirusís spirit carried on into the afterlife to rule over the dead.
spirit visited Horus to train him many times. When Horus was ready
Osirus ordered him to declare war on Set. Horus gathered a great army
and attacked Set.
was a known fact that whoever looked into Horusís eyes would see the
future. Re came to look into his eyes. But while Re was looking Set
turned in to a huge boar and charged at Horus. Set pierced the eyes of
Horus and disappeared. After Horusís eyes had healed the war began.
many battles the final battle came. It took place in Edfu. As the two
sides approached each other Set took the form of a giant Hippopotamus.
Set sent a giant flood toward Horus and Isis. Set rode the biggest wave
of all toward Horus. With Set hurtling toward him Horus took the shape
of a 12 ft. tall young man with a harpoon. .
was about to kill Horus, when Horus threw the harpoon and defeated the
evil god. The flood ceased and Set only existed as a spirit.
When it was time for Horus to be judged not even
Toth could judge. And to this day Horusís and Setís spirit still
roam the earth competing for peoples souls. One day Horus and Set will
battle a final battle and Horus will win. Then Osirus will rise from the
dead and bring back the lives of all his followers. And that is why the
Egyptians embalm the dead.