Wednesday, 18 March 2015

1º - Role-playing - Osiris judgement

A role-playing game is a game in which players assume the roles of characters in a fictional setting. Players take responsibility for acting out these roles within a narrative, either through literal acting or through a process of structured decision-making or character development.

We are going to represent the Osiris judgement in a role-play.

Osiris (/ˈsaɪərɨs/), was an Egyptian god, usually identified as the god of the afterlife, the underworld and the dead.

He was classically depicted as a green-skinned man with a pharaoh's beard, partially mummy-wrapped at the legs, wearing a distinctive crown with two large ostrich feathers at either side, and holding a symbolic crook and flail.























Osiris was at times considered the oldest son of the earth god Geb, and the sky goddess Nut, as well as being brother and husband of Isis, with Horus being considered his posthumously begotten son.
Horus symbol



















The idea of divine justice being exercised after death for wrongdoing during life is first encountered during the Old Kingdom.

With the rise of the cult of Osiris during the Middle Kingdom the “democratization of religion” offered to even his humblest followers the prospect of eternal life, with moral fitness becoming the dominant factor in determining a person's suitability.

At death a person faced judgment by a tribunal of forty-two divine judges. If they led a life in conformance with the precepts of the goddess Ma'at, who represented truth and right living, the person was welcomed into the kingdom of Osiris. If found guilty, the person was thrown to a "devourer" and didn't share in eternal life.

The person who is taken by the devourer is subject first to terrifying punishment and then annihilated. These depictions of punishment may have influenced medieval perceptions of the inferno in hell via early Christian and Coptic texts.


Scene representing the Osiris judge

You can find more information in spanish about it in the following websites:





In the next days we will decide the roles... get ready!

8 comments:

  1. Soy Ney y quiero ser la persona muerta u Osiris.

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  2. Soy Pablo y quiero ser Anubis o Seth

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  3. Lo tendré en cuenta!
    Espero más candidaturas :)

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  4. Hola,soy Guille y quiero ser el muerto,Osiris o uno de los jueces.

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  5. Añado la de Sandra: "yo quiero ser una de las sacerdotisas"

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  6. Soy Hugo, quiero ser o el muerto o uno de los jueces que le hacen preguntas al muerto

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  7. Transmito más deseos:
    NOE: devorador
    MARCOS: devorador
    ROCÍO: sacerdotisa

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  8. Soy Sofía Menéndez, quiero ser una de las sacerdotisas.

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