Last month the start of the final match in the European football cup was delayed due to moths infesting the field. Supposedly someone had forgot to turn off the lights at the stadium during the night, and this had attracted countless moths.
I didn’t really buy this alleged accident, and thought there is probably some symbolical meaning behind it, but I wasn’t sure what that would be. Now it seems that two swimming pools in the Rio Olympics have turned green. Youtube conspiracy researcher Professor Doom has suggested the pools have been dyed green to evoke Osiris, the green god. I am inclined to agree with him.
That got me thinking if there is a connection between moths and Osiris; there indeed is. First of all I found one source stating that: “In ancient Egypt, the moth; Isis or Osiris (the God of the Dead) was drawn on many cartouches and symbolized the soul’s journey to the other world.” The source however is Urban Dictionary, so I don’t know how reliable this information is.
There are a few different species of moth and butterfly with the name Osiris. There is the “Hippotion osiris”, a moth of the Sphingidae family. Wikipedia explains the meaning of the name Sphingidae: ” When resting, the larva usually holds its legs off the surface and tucks its head underneath (praying position), which, resembling the Egyptian Sphinx, gives rise to the name ‘sphinx moth’.” A butterfly called “Osiris blue” (Cupido osiris) also exists.
It would seem that the scientists who named these insects associate Osiris with the moth and/or butterfly. On top of that there are even more curious connections between science and Osiris. There is a protein called “Osiris 19” that comes apparently from the silk moth (Bombyx mori). There are other Osiris-proteins like the Osiris 17, 18 and 20. I wonder how far they go? These can be found on the UniProt website, along with hundreds of proteins somehow related to Osiris. Osiris 19 can apparently be found on the fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster).
The moths in the football stadium were not, however, any Osiris-species of moths. They were Silver Ys (Autographa gamma). The name comes from a shape on its forewings that looks like the letter Y or the Greek letter gamma. Then I thought whether or not the letter gamma and Osiris have some connection. I found this:
“We have designed and tested software for the acquisition and analysis of high-resolution gamma-ray spectra during on-site inspections under the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT). The On-Site Inspection RadioIsotopic Spectroscopy—OSIRIS—software filters the spectral data to display only radioisotopic information relevant to CTBT on-site inspections, e.g.,131I. A set of over 100 fission-product spectra was employed for OSIRIS testing. These spectra were measured where possible, or generated by modeling. The test spectral compositions include non-nuclear-explosion scenarios, e.g., a severe nuclear reactor accident, and nuclear-explosion scenarios such as a vented underground nuclear test. Comparing its computer-based analyses to expert visual analyses of the test spectra, OSIRIS correctly identifies CTBT-relevant fission product isotopes at the 95% level or better.”
Since I’m a not a rocket scientist I don’t really know what that means, but I just find it fascinating how Osiris finds himself at the center of genetic research, zoology and even gamma-ray research. Wikipedia says gamma-rays are ionizing radioation that is harmful to biological life-forms. On top of that: “Gamma rays are emitted during nuclear fission in nuclear explosions.”
There’s all of this information on Osiris, but what does it all mean? My interpretation is why moths symbolize Osiris is that Osiris died, spent the night in the underworld, and was resurrected during the day: the moth is nocturnal but is attracted toward the light. This is much like Osiris in the darkness searching the light of day.
The fact that Osiris is manifesting as moths in a football match and as green water in the Olympics is either that the supernatural entity Osiris is really getting resurrected and is announcing it by these miracles. Alternatively, some secret society that worships Osiris is manufacturing these miracles for their religious reasons, possibly in an attempt to resurrect Osiris themselves. I think the latter option is more likely. The reason these “miracles” occur at international sports events is that they are religious rituals with thousands, or even millions of participants. It garners a lot of attention. The Olympics refers to the Greek pantheon after all. The religious connotation is obvious, even if Osiris is Egyptian.
I saw this in Wikipedia: “Osiris’ soul, or rather his Ba, was occasionally worshipped in its own right, almost as if it were a distinct god, especially in the Delta city of Mendes.”
Note the name Mendes. It should be familiar from the Goat of Mendes, another name for Baphomet. Does this mean then that Baphomet, the “god” who received a public statue in Detroit last summer, is an aspect of Osiris? Osiris is the horned god, after all.
Why the Euro 2016 final was overrun by moths: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/shortcuts/2016/jul/11/why-the-euro-2016-final-was-overrun-by-moths
Rio Olympic Pool goes Green what does it mean? I have the answer!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOL_BFqg5hU
A second Olympic pool in Rio turned green. Here’s what’s happening.: http://www.vox.com/2016/8/9/12417804/rio-olympics-2016-pool-green
Hippotion Osiris: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=sethramoth
Osiris blue: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osiris_blue
Osiris 19: http://www.uniprot.org/uniprot/B6DXA8
Uniprot Osiris search: http://www.uniprot.org/uniprot/?query=osiris+&sort=score
Osiris 19 on fruit fly: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/gene/40776
Silver Y: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver_Y
OSIRIS—Gamma-ray spectroscopy software for on-site inspections under the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/276168480_OSIRIS-Gamma-ray_spectroscopy_software_for_on-site_inspections_under_the_Comprehensive_Nuclear-Test-Ban_Treaty