Item #11404 Osiris: A Study in Myths, Mysteries and Religion. Harold P. Cooke.
Osiris: A Study in Myths, Mysteries and Religion

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Osiris: A Study in Myths, Mysteries and Religion.

London: C.W. Daniel Company, 1931. First Edition. Cloth. Osiris (whose name is a Greek transliteration of the Egyptian Asar) is the Egyptian god of life, death, fertility, and the underworld. His extreme antiquity is attested to by his inclusion in pyramid texts dated to 2400 B.C.E., when his cult was already well established. In addition to the god's primary mythic and religious affiliation with the land of the dead, Osiris is also seen as the underworld agency that granted all life, including sprouting vegetation and the fertile flooding of the Nile River. Osiris belongs to a complex religious, mythological and cosmological belief system developed in the Nile river basin from earliest prehistory to 525 B.C.E. Harold Percy Cooke (d. 1956) lectured at the University of Durham on various topics, including witchcraft and Egyptology. Out of the Theosophical Library, Pasasena. Very Good in Good Dustjacket (Unclipped). Light toning to upper and lower, minimal, chipping foxing to DJ, unclipped, staining to rear, minor chip. Removal of label on DJ and inner boards. Previous owner stamp to tp and text block, 169pp. Item #11404

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