First and Foremost, must have access to JSTOR or be able to find PDFs of sources listed below. Instructions: For scholars, most research is compiled in written form usually a journal article or book. Your job is to put together all of the information you have learned and start to sketch out a completed research project. You are not going to write an article, but you are going to discuss the information you learned in a 3-4 page essay and you would plan to cover in a completed project, with a separate reference page. You must include: Your thesis (see the OWL link if you need help with this step) an argument-driven statement outlining the importance of your topic. 3 key points of your research: look back at your original facts. Are those still the ones you would highlight? How can you add more detail and make them more comprehensive? What 3 things did you learn? How did your perceptions of your topic change? What do you know now that you did not know at the beginning of the semester? How does your understanding of your topic differ? Your bibliography. Previous Important aspects related to Independent Research Assignment: Topic Chosen – For my topic I would like to choose the study of the Egyptian gods Osiris, Seth (Set) and Horus. I have always been fascinated with Egyptian mythology and the story of Osiris, Seth and Horus is one of my absolute favorites. I also would like to look more deeply into their worship as gods, as I know little about this. 3 Original Facts Some came from potentially non reliable sources, so double check these before stating them as concrete fact. 1. Interestingly enough Horus, was the son of Osiris and Isis as believed by the ancient Egyptians. This is a little strange seeing as though Osiris and Isis are brother and sister. Although this seems to be a common theme throughout various mythologies. Osiris is also the son of Geb who was essentially the earth but also a god figure, to the ancient Egyptians. 2. Osiris was worshipped as the god of the afterlife. Ancient Egyptians essentially believed Osiris would be the one who judged them. Prayers to Osiris were common in worship as well as various sacrifices and rituals in his name. Some ancient Egyptians would dedicate their life to learning of Osiris, in hopes of becoming immortal. Osiriss worship is believed to be from the Early Dynastic Period to the Ptolemaic Dynasty. These years would be from 3150 BCE 30 BCE. 3. During the Early Dynastic Period, which would have been 3150 2613 BCE, Set or Seth was considered a highly important and friendly god to ancient Egyptians. His name was initially put on amulets that ancient Egyptians gave as love charms. Although in the New Kingdom times which would have been, 1570 1069 BCE, he became known as a murderer of his brother Osiris and not as highly worshipped. It is believed Set or Seth chopped Osiris up into several pieces and scattered them throughout Egypt, after murdering him. 3 questions pertaining to Independent Research that should be addressed My three questions: 1. What specific methods where used in the worship of the specific gods, either Set, Horus or Osiris? Why were these specific methods used, where they in relevance to the specific god? 2. What is the specifics in mythology in regards to Set, Horus and Osiris? What are their stories? What where they the gods of? 3. Why was Set or Seth eventually considered to be an evil entity or god? When was the worship of Set or Seth discontinued due to this belief? When specifically was Set or Seth considered to be an evil entity rather than a moralistic god? Sources that NEED to be used and where chosen for the Independent Research Assignment. (Must use these sources!) If other sources are to be found, they must be found on JSTOR and be scholarly peer reviewed sources. Griffiths, J. Gwyn. “The Interpretation of the Horus-Myth of Edfu.” The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 44 (1958): 75-85. doi:10.2307/3855067. Accessed June 5, 2019. Oden, Robert A. “”The Contendings of Horus and Seth” (Chester Beatty Papyrus No. 1): A Structural Interpretation.” History of Religions 18, no. 4 (1979): 352-69. https://www.jstor.org/stable/1062192. Accessed June 5, 2019. Ritner, Robert K., William Kelly Simpson, Vincent A. Tobin, and Edward F. Wente. The Literature of Ancient Egypt: An Anthology of Stories, Instructions, and Poetry. Edited by SIMPSON WILLIAM KELLY. Yale University Press, 2003. https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt5vm2m5. Accessed June 5, 2019. Simpson, William Kelly. “A Statuette of a Devotee of Seth.” The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 62 (1976): 41-44. doi:10.2307/3856343. Accessed June 5, 2019. T. J. Colin Baly. “A Note on the Origin of Osiris.” The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 17, no. 3/4 (1931): 221-22. doi:10.2307/3854764. Accessed June 5, 2019.