Ancient Egypt and the Mystery of the Missing Phallus

What happened to Osiris says a lot about gods—and even more about us

By Tim Gihring, editor at the Minneapolis Institute of Art

Even by the standards of myth, Osiris’ penis went through some epic travails. One day it was there, along with the rest of Osiris’ godly self, as he ruled over Egypt. The next…

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