Arcane Lore – a Prayer to Osiris

Arcane lore - Osiris

God-King Osiris,
son of the Earth,
son of the Sky,
brother of Chaos,
brother of Darkness,

locked in a chest,
thrown in the river,
washed in the waters,
drowned in the sea,

rescued by Isis,
woken from death,
father of Horus,
his life Set again,

chopped into pieces,
spread through the world,
regathered by love,
embalmed and reburied,
through mourning restored,

Lord now of Silence,
Lord now of Love,
Lord now of Green,
Lord now of Black,
God of the Spring,
Judge of the Dead,

Show mercy Osiris!

Restore us this day.

© TheSupercargo


The illustration of Osiris started life as a rather pixilated Wikimedia Commons jpeg before being improvement somewhat in Photoshop. Meanwhile the header image shows Osiris flanked by hawk-headed Horus, his son, and Isis his wife. This picture is trimmed down from an image of a sculpture of the family of Osiris in the collection of the Louvre in Paris. From a photo by Guillaume Blanchard licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 1.0 Generic license and posted in Wikimedia Commons.