November 22, 2015
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God of fertility, vegetation and agriculture; brother of Seth, husband of Isis, and father of Horus. Osiris was drowned and dismembered by Seth, which later catalyzed His physical resurrection. After this, Osiris went to the Underworld and established justice for the dead. As the Divine Judge, He now rewards those who uphold Ma’at during their lives on Earth with a happy afterlife. (Those who spread too much isfet, on the other hand, are consigned to oblivion forever.) One of Osiris’ sacred animals is the ram, and it was in this form that He became known as Banebdjed, the Ram of Mendes. So while He’s the Egyptian prototype for Jesus, Osiris also ironically became the inspiration for Eliphas Levi’s version of Baphomet, the “Goat of Mendes.” In LV-426, we believe that Seth and Osiris are more or less reconciled and we honor Them both on Friday the 13th.
Further reading: Friday the 13th (The Holiday)