Osiris was a very wise and powerful king, and was loved and respected by the Egyptian people. Unfortunately, his brother Seth, was very jealous of his brother’s power in Egypt, and began to form a plan to kill Osiris and take over his throne.
The next morning, Seth took the measurements of his brother that he got the night before and took them to a carpenter who made a beautiful wooden chest decorated with bright paint and sheets of gold.
That night, Seth threw a huge party, and invited Osiris as the guest of honor. For a game, Seth brought out the huge wooden chest. He announced that the first person to fit perfectlyinto the chest would be allowed to keep it.
Finally, Seth and his friends convinced Osiris to try his luck with the chest. Osiris stepped into the chest and lay down. The chest fit him perfectly, just as Seth had planned.
Just as Osiris lay down, Seth slammed the lid and sealed it shut. Seth took the chest down to the Nile River and dumped it in, knowing that Osiris would never be able to survive.
When Isis, His Wife who is a Goddess heard the news of her husband’s death she was extremely upset. She rushed to the riverbank, and after several days of searching, found the wooden chest. Isis opened it and removed the dead body of her beloved Osiris. Crying, Isis hid Osiris’ body in the river grass.