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Adonis = Osiris (1)

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03 Religious festivals, cults, rituals and practices

2nd century CE
Roman Empire
Helleno-Roman philosophers and scholars

pseudo-Lucian, De Dea Syria 7:
There are some inhabitants of Byblos who say that the Egyptian Osiris is buried among them and that all the laments and the rites are performed not for Adonis but for Osiris. I will also tell you on what grounds they consider this account to be reliable. Each year a head comes from Egypt to Byblos, making the voyage in seven days, and the winds carry it by divine guidance. It does not turn aside in any direction, but comes only to Byblos. This is quite miraculous. It occurs every year; indeed, it happened while I was present in Byblos and I saw the “Byblian” head.

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pseudo-Lucian, De Dea Syria 7


Attridge and Oden 1976Attridge, H. W. and R. A. Oden. The Syrian Goddess (De Dea Syria), Attributed to Lucian. Graeco-Roman Religion 1. Missoula: Scholars Press for the Society of Biblical Literature 1976.

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