The Tale of Isis and Osiris
By Anne Spackman
Copyright 2012 by Anne Spackman
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*This is the retelling of a myth from ancient Egypt.*
In the land called Kemet (the ancient name for the country we now call Egypt), the sun tipped over the horizon on a hot, clear, summer morning. The people of the countryside were beginning their daily tasks, and some had yet to wake to the day.
In the Palace of the Pharoah, the Pharoah (or King) Osiris, and his wife, Queen Isis woke and dressed for the day’s affairs.
“Darling, I have had another dream.” Said Isis in a serious tone. The royal couple were walking together to the throne room.
“A dream?” Osiris turned and looked at her with questioning eyes.
“About your brother, Seth.”
“Oh, Seth,” Osiris said, in a guarded manner, and sighed. Seth had been plotting to take over the throne of Kemet for years, and his treachery had been discovered by an advisor. Since that time, Seth had disappeared from the court, but Isis no longer felt safe, especially when her husband was not at home.