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    • Osiris

    • The History and Legacy of the Ancient Egyptian God of the Dead
    • By: Charles River Editors, Markus Carabas
    • Narrated by: Dan Gallagher
    • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Osiris' story is both familiar and strangely alien. He is the god of the dead, but he became so by the very fact of his mortality. All the gods of ancient Egypt were capable of dying, but Osiris was also a symbol of resurrection, not unlike Christ in Christian theology. Osiris was betrayed by somebody close to him (in this case, his brother Seth) and was murdered and reborn, but here is where Osiris and Christ part ways. Osiris’ death is brutal, and his resurrection is the product of his wife Isis’ love for him. You will learn about Osiris like never before.  

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    • Magic in Ancient Greece

    • The History and Legacy of the Religious Rituals Practiced by the Greeks
    • By: Charles River Editors, Markus Carabas
    • Narrated by: Ken Teutsch
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Magic - as opposed to religion, personal or otherwise - is a notoriously difficult concept to pin down. In ancient Greece, "magic was not distinct from religion, rather an unwelcome, improper expression of it." In other words, it's important not to think of it as a different definition of magic but to instead understand how the ancient Greeks believed certain aspects of magic functioned in their world.

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    • interesting and accurate on many levels.

    • By Maria on 12-29-17

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