Friday, December 05, 2008

The Real Staff of Osiris

Someone asked if the Staff of Osiris in the book was a real artifact.

While the idea of an actual staff that belonged to Osiris was a construct of mine, the idea that Osiris once lived and walked the earth was not, nor was the idea of magical staffs. Here is a picture of an actual staff taken from a tomb under the Ramesseum in Thebes.

The basic plot for TatSoO had been percolating for a couple of weeks, and then when I saw a picture of this staff, I knew it was it.

It was found tangled with a mass of hair! Isn’t that especially creepy!


Lexi said...

Hair? eeeww....

I hope it was that of a sheep!

Anonymous said...

OH, I don't know. It looks like a cool hair clip to me.

Robin L said...

Ha! Val, I would PAY you to see you wearing that in your hair!

And no, Lexi, sadly it is NOT sheep hair.