These texts, made up of disparate spells or "utterances", contain ideas that are presumed to date from still earlier times. Therefore, the slaying of Osiris symbolizes the struggle between order and disorder, and the disruption of life by death. Since the s, however, Egyptologists have concluded that the text dates to the New Kingdom at the earliest. Little information about the reign of Osiris appears in Egyptian sources; the focus is on his death and the events that follow. The spells identify a sick person with Horus so that he or she can benefit from the goddess's efforts. In temple offering rituals, the officiating priest took on the role of Horus, the gifts to the deity became the Eye of Horus, and whichever deity received these gifts was momentarily equated with Osiris. The theme of an endangered child protected by magic also appears on inscribed ritual wands from the Middle Kingdom, which were made centuries before the more detailed healing spells that specifically connect this theme with the Osiris myth. With this widespread appeal, the myth appears in more ancient texts than any other myth and in an exceptionally broad range of Egyptian literary styles.
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