Thursday, 25 April 2013
Story: Anubis' Handmaiden
Do I really need to explain him?
Okay, this is Heru, better known as Horus, warrior god and son of Osiris and Isis. To explain him, the tale really has to start well before he's born. Like when his father died and became ruler of the underworld.
Depending on the tale, Osiris' brother, Set, locked him in a chest or just straight out poisoned him. Either way, Osiris gets chopped up and scattered across Egypt. Isis finds all the bits - except his ... phallus, which was eaten by a fish - and gets help from Anubis to put him back together.
The first mummy is made and Isis is impregnated with Horus. But Set's super mad, as well as a little crazy, and Isis, for all her power, has to hide.
So Horus grows up and challenges his uncle for the throne. Him and Set have all sorts of tests to see who is stronger. Some pretty freaky things go down, both during and after the test, including some limb-cutting, eye-gouging and seriously funky stuff with lettuce (it's best you don't ask). Now Osiris is in the world of the dead throughout all this, so he wasn't much help. But Isis was always there, helping her son, even when he cut off her head and buried it in the desert. How's that for a tantrum?
Eventually, through daddy's intervention, Horus gets the throne and Set joins Re on his boat because, even though he's done all this bad stuff, that guy is still a damn good warrior when it comes to fighting Apep. Of course, Set's eventually banished to walk the desert forever, but I digress ...
So, after all my reading, I bet Horus has a little bit of a spoiled brat in him. And since I'm going with the myth that Anubis is Osiris' son, Horus and Anubis are half-brothers (with Anubis being the older). Guess who rags on whom?
His skin's a little more golden than I wanted, but I'm quite pleased with the way this one came out, especially the face. Just look at that expression. ^_^