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1893 Excerpt: ...impurity more than all peoples that are upon the
earth. For of old time they worshipped Isis; and they say that she
forsooth is a goddess, who had forsooth a husband Osiris, her
brother; but when forsooth 20 Osiris was killed by his brother
Typhon, Isis fled with her son Horus to Byblos in Syria and was
there for a certain time until that her son was grown: and he
contended with his uncle Typhon and killed him, and thereupon Isis
returned and went about with her son Horus, and was seeking for the
body of Osiris her lord, 25 and bitterly bewailing his death. If
therefore Isis be a goddess, and was not able to help Osiris her
brother and lord, how is it possible that she should help others?
Whereas it is impossible that the divine nature should be afraid
and flee, or weep and wail. Otherwise it is a great misfortune. 30
But of Osiris they say that he is a god, a beneficent one; and he
was killed by Typhon and could not help himself; and it is evident
that this cannot be said of Deity. And again they say of Typhon,
his brother, that he is a god, J- a fratricide, and slain by his
brother's son and wife since he was 35 unable to help himself. And
how can one who does not help himself be a god? Now because the
Egyptians are more ignorant than the rest of the peoples, these and
the like gods did not suffice them, but they also put the name of
gods on the beasts which are merely soulless. For some men among
them worship the sheep, and others the calf; and some of them the
pig, and others the shadfish; and some of them the crocodile, and
the hawk, and the 5 cormorant, and the kite, and the vulture, and
the eagle, and the crow; some of them worship the cat, and others
the fish Shibbuta; some of them the dog, and some of them the
serpent, and some the asp, and ot...
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