Primitive belief 389 "…as Osiris died and rose again from the dead, so all men hoped to arise like him from dead to life eternal." Frazer, The New Golden Bough.
Primitive belief 395 "Yet if the old Egyptian farmer felt a secret joy at reaping and garnering the grain, it was essential that he should conceal the natural emotion under an air of profound dejection…was he not severing the body of the corn-god with his sickle and trampling it to pieces under the hoofs of his cattle on the threshing floor…an ancient custom of the Egyptian corn-reapers to beat their breasts and lament over the first sheaf cut." Frazer, The New Golden Bough.
Primitive belief 398 "For it is a widespread belief that the souls of the dead revisit their old homes on one night of the year; and on that solemn occasion people prepare for the reception of the ghosts by laying out food for them to eat, and lighting lamps to guide them on their dark road from and to the grave." Frazer, The New Golden Bough.
Primitive belief 410 "The ivy was sacred to him [Osiris] and was called his plant because it is always green." Frazer, The New Golden Bough.
Primitive belief 411 "In laying their dead in the grave they committed them to his [Osiris’s] keeping who could raise them from the dust to life eternal, even as he caused the seed to spring from the ground." Frazer, The New Golden Bough.