Date: August 08, 2021 09:16AM
Don't worry seasmith, please feel free to "highjack" the thread any time!
This is interesting. In the Greek literature however, according to Plutarch, Osiris is considered to be the Greek god Dionysus Zagreus. Ιn fact, Plutarch informs us that Osiris is the son of Kronos and Rhea. So, there is a connection of Osiris with Kronos, but an indirect one.
Eddie Larry ()
Date: August 08, 2021 02:22PM
People often have a preference for Egyptian mythology or Sumerian/Babylonian mythology. I suggest that Greek mythology may be a melding of the two.
Hi Alexandros, Larry.
Wasn't promoting the views of IV, merely providing the link to T Bird.
Yes, there has definitely been a lot of myth mixing and melding; as peoples have migrated, been invaded, assimilated and transplanted wholesale (that was a Very popular means to subdue conquered territories in the old days).
For mix & match, the Ancient Egyptian cosmologies are probably the Worst.
Many historians have remarked something to the effect that 'the AE's never discarded a pantheon, they just assimilated (or melded) them';
i.e. major neters like Osiris, Set, Isis, Hathor, Ra, Horus & etc., have all been compounded, reversed, married, inter-married regenerated, resurrected and you name it.
The principle attributes are mainly preserved, but the different cultural identities and anthropomorphisms are a nightmare.