The Legend of Osiris, Moral of the Legend

First let me say that most of the extraction of lessons in this post isn't done by me, but by the person who has opened my eyes to the beautiful myth. Yet I also have to say that when I did my own research, and read it from different sources, I found even more lessons to learn. And that's the beauty of it, with every time you read it you learn something new. So to the moral of the Myth of Osiris....

It's clear that the fight between Horus and Seth is a fight between good and evil, between what's rightful and what's wrong, between what's true and what's fake. Horus had an intelligent mind that lead him to fight for the truth. Seth had an intellect mind that made him able to give excuses for his helpers, to brainwash them, or to give them fake reason to fight his fake war. Horus, with the wisdom of his mother and a father who holds the truth had the sharp vision of a hawk. But what is vision to our ancestors? What is the eye of Horus? What does it stand for?

This eye is called "iri" or "ir". It's verb to see, and also verb to do. Because for the Ancient Egyptians, seeing and doing are one thing. You seek the truth, and when you see it, you act upon that truth. Horus learned to see through his parents and was pushed to do by the will of his cousin, Anubis. From Anubis, Horus learned to have the swiftness of the hawk.

It's been said that whenever there is will there is way, and it's actually our will that defines us. Horus knew that his uncle stole his thrown, that he should fight him, but it's will that made him fight the evil although he was part of his family. Once during the fight, Horus captured Seth and imprisoned him in a secret cell that only Isis knew about. When Horus was away, Isis went to check on Seth, he begged her for forgiveness, reminded her that he's her brother, pleaded to be free. Even though Isis had the wisdom to know that Seth is evil, that he killed her husband twice, that he fought her son, she didn't have the will to keep her brother in prison, so she set him free. That is what wisdom without will does.

When Horus came back, and found out what his mother had done, he got so angry, brought out his sword and cut off her neck, and that is what will without wisdom does. The Gods got so angry with Horus and replaced Isis's head with a buffalo head. That is why in all the drawings she has a buffalo head, but not only this, a buffalo is a source of milk, hence motherhood. Milk is a source of life, just like Isis's wisdom, food for thought.

Then there's Nephthys, although she loved the truth, she stayed with the evil even though she knew she shouldn't. She supported her sister through her disasters, but she didn't do much. Nephthys's son, Anubis, wasn't Seth's, he was Osiris's. Seth knew the minute he saw him, because he had drawings of flowers and vegetables on his body (Osiris's ideas). He used his magic to change the boy into a dog, jackal, or a fox (no one knows for sure) and exiled him to somewhere away from his mother. Somehow he was able to come back and help Horus through his mission. Nephthys chose to love the truth in the dark and be silent about it in the light, and that resulted for her losing her son for some time until she decided to go with her sister and leave the fake king behind.

The only part of Osiris that Isis and Horus couldn't find when Seth cut him into pieces was his genital organs, this meant that he couldn't have more children. That's actually how things are in life, fighters of the truth are few. Few but powerful, because they have the intelligence of Horus, the wisdom of Isis, the will of Anubis, and they see the truth we call Osiris. For that, good will always win in the end. That is exactly what the Ancient Egyptian religion is built upon; to seek the truth, to fight all the evil, to have the intelligence, wisdom and will. To do what you see. To never let evil win, no matter how hard the fight might be, no matter who represents that evil.

The only question that remains unanswered is where is the battlefield? It's within you, within me, within everyone of us. We all have our moral dilemmas, the fights between good and evil that we have in our daily lives. Some are small dilemmas, others are huge and life changing. And according to who wins each fight of each dilemma, you'll either be Seth or Osiris. You can use fake reason and do whatever you wish to do, or you can seek the truth and do what you see. The fight also goes on between every person who chooses to be Osiris and another who chooses to be Seth... It's all up to you, to choose the easy way and be the fake king of your world, or choose the hard way and fight back to win your true kingdom. It's all up to you.

Comments

  1. It's a deep story, I like the four terminal fight between good, evil and will, wisdom.
    قال الامام علي لا تستوحشوا طريق الحق لقله السالكين فيه"

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  2. Yes, and it's like that in all religions and cultures =). I keep relating it to the revolution =)

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  3. Yes, indeed. But revolution Seth has a huge experience :-)

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  5. whats the moral???

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  6. Same question! This isn't teaching me a moral! Still a good article! Well done!

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