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Headword: Ὄσιρις
Adler number: omicron,693
Translated headword: Osiris
Vetting Status: high
Some say he was Dionysus, others say another; [the one] who [they say] was dismembered by the daemon Typhon[1] and became a great sorrow for the Egyptians, and they keep the memory of his dismemberment for all time.
Greek Original:
Ὄσιρις: τοῦτον οἱ μὲν λέγουσιν εἶναι τὸν Διόνυσον, οἱ δὲ ἄλλον: ὃν ὑπὸ Τυφῶνος δαίμονος ἐσπαράχθαι, καὶ μέγα πένθος γε- νέσθαι τοῖς Αἰγυπτίοις, καὶ τοῦ σπαραγμοῦ μνήμην ποιεῖσθαι ἐπὶ πάντα τὸν χρόνον.
Following Wentzel, Adler attributed this material to the Bodleian scholia on Gregory of Nazianzus, but see now Damascius, Life of Isidore fr. 4 Zintzen (3B Athanassiadi).
See generally OCD4 s.v., and cf. omicron 694.
[1] cf. tau 1226, tau 1227.
Keywords: Christianity; definition; geography; mythology; philosophy; religion
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 23 December 2000@19:04:31.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes and keyword; cosmetics) on 3 October 2002@10:08:41.
David Whitehead on 29 July 2013@08:51:43.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 30 July 2013@11:26:44.
David Whitehead on 6 August 2014@03:23:53.
David Whitehead (source-identification, noticed by Dr Udo Hartmann; more keywords) on 18 August 2014@10:26:15.
David Whitehead (coding) on 20 May 2016@04:50:42.


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