Nephthys missed out on the adoration that her sister Isis received.
The Osiris Resurrection myth is a good one. There’s all the ingredients for a terrific yarn: Jealousy, murder, love and sex!
Nephthys was the twin sister of the goddess Isis, as well as the sister / wife of Seth. Despite being very much involved in the saga, over time Nephthys seems have relegated to a secondary, supportive role.
The story goes that Seth, mad with greed, kills Osiris to get hold of Egypt's throne, and cuts his brother's body into pieces, scattering them up and down the Nile.
To the rescue come Osiris' wife Isis and his sister, Nephthys. Together they retrieve (most of) Osiris' body and bring him back to life just long enough for Isis to conceive a son, Horus.
For all this good work however, Nephthys missed out on the adoration that her much more famous sister enjoyed right around the Mediterranean into Roman times.
This Late Period, wooden statue of Nephthys is part of the exhibition, "Osiris. Egyptian God", now on at the Egyptian Museum of Barcelona.
The full story of Osiris is in the current issue of Nile Magazine, on sale at WHSmith stores across the U.K. Find the WHSmith nearest you carrying Nile Magazine at www.nilemagazine.com.au/whsmith-nile.