Comment on An inscription dedicated to “Sol Serapis” by DN Boswell

By DN Boswell Macrobius & Julian preserved for us an Orphic expression- “Zeus, Hades, Helios Serapis: three gods in one godhead!” Given that Serapis was a Ptolemaic repackaging of Osiris, this “Sol/Helios Serapis” epithet might merely be an extension of that. By that I mean Osiris was said to periodically unite with the …read more