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From the Ted Talk by Alex Gendler: The Egyptian myth of the death of Osiris

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Set’s victory seemed complete, but he hadn’t counted on his sisters. Set’s wife Nephtys was also his sister, while their other sister, the goddess Isis, was married to their brother osriis. Isis was determined to find Osiris, and enlisted Nephtys’s help behind Set’s back. The two sisters took the shape of falcons and travelled far and wide. Some children who had seen the coffin float by pnetiod them to the palace of Byblos. Isis aeodtpd a new dgissiue and ahcoaperpd the palace. The queen was so cemarhd by the disguised goddess that she entrusted her with nursing the baby prince. Isis decided to make the clihd immortal by bathing him in flmae. When the horrified queen came upon this scene, Isis revealed herself and demanded the tree.

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Set’s victory seemed complete, but he hadn’t counted on his sisters. Set’s wife Nephtys was also his sister, while their other sister, the goddess Isis, was married to their brother ______. Isis was determined to find Osiris, and enlisted Nephtys’s help behind Set’s back. The two sisters took the shape of falcons and travelled far and wide. Some children who had seen the coffin float by _______ them to the palace of Byblos. Isis _______ a new ________ and __________ the palace. The queen was so _______ by the disguised goddess that she entrusted her with nursing the baby prince. Isis decided to make the _____ immortal by bathing him in _____. When the horrified queen came upon this scene, Isis revealed herself and demanded the tree.

Solution

  1. approached
  2. osiris
  3. flame
  4. pointed
  5. charmed
  6. child
  7. disguise
  8. adopted

Original Text

Set’s victory seemed complete, but he hadn’t counted on his sisters. Set’s wife Nephtys was also his sister, while their other sister, the goddess Isis, was married to their brother Osiris. Isis was determined to find Osiris, and enlisted Nephtys’s help behind Set’s back. The two sisters took the shape of falcons and travelled far and wide. Some children who had seen the coffin float by pointed them to the palace of Byblos. Isis adopted a new disguise and approached the palace. The queen was so charmed by the disguised goddess that she entrusted her with nursing the baby prince. Isis decided to make the child immortal by bathing him in flame. When the horrified queen came upon this scene, Isis revealed herself and demanded the tree.

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  30. nursing
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  36. revealed
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