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The Myth of Osiris's Death and the 1st Mummy

A myth submitted to the site by Adam Saeed

Abydos\ Ancient Egypt , Egypt

This is the myth of Osiris’s death and the 1st mummy, set in Ancient Egypt

Long, long ago when the earth was young, a pharaoh called Osiris and his wife Isis, loved to be happy, however their brother Seth was evil and wanted to rule the kingdom. “I want revenge to become king!!”

The next day, Seth tried to trick Osiris. “ Oh Osiris,I have treasure for you!!”
Osiris ran to him and asked “What is it?”
“ It’s treasure in a coffin. Now get inside and see for yourself !!” Seth replied angrily!!
“OK bro,if you insist UUUUH” Osiris replied . Then he stepped in it slowly to see for himself. As quick as lighting, Seth closed the lid tight on him, and whispered to himself “ stupid brother”.

Isis started to search for Osiris for a long time, until she suddenly found him floating in the Nile! She turned herself into a hawk and flew down to get him. “Oh dear brother I’ve been worried sick!!” So she carried him and flew back to Egypt with his dead body.

Seth was so angry, when he found out. So, he cut Osiris into 14 pieces and scattered them all over Egypt. Isis went searching for them everywhere even, in temples and houses, but she only found 13 pieces!?? Why? Because the 14th piece was swallowed by a giant whale. She tried to use magic to put him back together but it didn’t work!! Isis was so sad. She wept for days, and thought to mummify him in the belief that, he would come back in the next world.
And that is the myth of Osiris’s death and the 1st mummy!!

Retold by Adam Saeed

By Adam Saeed
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