Sacred Nights of Antinous:

I am Osiris. Hail, thou divine first-born, who dost enter and dost speak before the divine Scribe and Doorkeeper of Osiris, grant that I may come. I have become a khu, I have been judged, I have become a divine being, I have come, and I have avenged mine own body. I have taken up my seat…

Sacred Nights of Antinous: Antinous in the Underworld

Anyone, Egyptian or foreigner, known to have been carried off by a crocodile or drowned by the river itself, must by all means be embalmed and wrapped as attractively as possible and buried in a sacred coffin by the people of the place where he is cast ashore; none of his relatives or friends may…

Sacred Nights of Antinous: The Death of Antinous

Hadrian mourns the Dead Antinous by Bartolomeo Pinelli (1781–1835). Today, October 28, the modern cult of Antinous commemorates the death of Antinous on the Nile in 130 C.E., in Upper Egypt, near the village of Hir-wer, known also as Besa, along the north bank of the river.