Osiris is the god of fertility, the afterlife, the dead, resurrection and vegetation in ancient Egyptian religion. He was classically depicted as a green-skinned deity with a pharaoh's beard mummy-wrapped at the legs, wearing a distinctive atef crown, holding a symbolic crook and flail, he was one of the first to be associated with the mummy wrap. When his brother, cut him up into pieces after killing him, his wife, found all the pieces and wrapped his body up. Osiris was at times considered the eldest son of the god Geb and the sky goddess Nut, as well as being brother and husband of Isis, with Horus being considered his posthumously begotten son, he was associated with the epithet Khenti-Amentiu, meaning "Foremost of the Westerners", a reference to his kingship in the land of the dead. Through syncretism with Iah, he is a god of the Moon. Osiris was considered the brother of Isis, Set and Horus the Elder, father of Horus the Younger; the first evidence of the worship of Osiris was found in the middle of the Fifth dynasty of Egypt, although it is that he was worshiped much earlier.

Most information available on the myths of Osiris is derived from allusions contained in the Pyramid Texts at the end of the Fifth Dynasty New Kingdom source documents such as the Shabaka Stone and the Contending of Horus and Seth, much in narrative style from the writings of Greek authors including Plutarch and Diodorus Siculus. Osiris was the judge of the dead and the underworld agency that granted all life, including sprouting vegetation and the fertile flooding of the Nile River, he was described as "He Who is Permanently Benign and Youthful" and the "Lord of Silence". The Kings of Egypt were associated with Osiris in death – as Osiris rose from the dead so they would be in union with him, inherit eternal life through a process of imitative magic. Through the hope of new life after death, Osiris began to be associated with the cycles observed in nature, in particular vegetation and the annual flooding of the Nile, through his links with the heliacal rising of Orion and Sirius at the start of the new year.

Osiris was worshipped until the decline of ancient Egyptian religion during the rise of Christianity in the Roman Empire. Osiris is a Latin transliteration of the Ancient Greek Ὄσιρις IPA:, which in turn is the Greek adaptation of the original name in the Egyptian language. In Egyptian hieroglyphs the name appears as wsjr, which some Egyptologists instead choose to transliterate ꜣsjr or jsjrj. Since hieroglyphic writing lacks vowels, Egyptologists have vocalized the name in various ways, such as Asar, Ausir, Usir, or Usire. Several proposals have been made for the meaning of the original name. Most take wsjr as the accepted transliteration, following Adolf Erman: John Gwyn Griffiths, "bearing in mind Erman's emphasis on the fact that the name must begin with an w", proposes a derivation from wsr with an original meaning of "The Mighty One". Moreover, one of the oldest attestations of the god Osiris appears in the mastaba of the deceased Netjer-wser. Kurt Sethe proposes a compound st-jrt, meaning "seat of the eye", in a hypothetical earlier form *wst-jrt.

David Lorton takes up this same compound but explains st-jrt as signifying "product, something made", Osiris representing the product of the ritual mummification process. Wolfhart Westendorf proposes an etymology from wꜣst-jrt "she who bears the eye". Mark J. Smith makes no definitive proposals but asserts that the second element must be a form of jrj; however alternative transliterations have been proposed: Yoshi Muchiki reexamines Erman's evidence that the throne hieroglyph in the word is to be read ws and finds it unconvincing, suggesting instead that the name should be read ꜣsjr on the basis of Aramaic and Old South Arabian transcriptions, readings of the throne sign in other words, comparison with ꜣst. James P. Allen reads the word as jsjrt but revises the reading to jsjrj and derives it from js-jrj, meaning "engendering principle". Osiris is represented in his most developed form of iconography wearing the Atef crown, similar to the White crown of Upper Egypt, but with the addition of two curling ostrich feathers at each side.

He carries the crook and flail. The crook is thought to represent Osiris as a shepherd god; the symbolism of the flail is more uncertain with shepherds whip, fly-whisk, or association with the god Andjety of the ninth nome of Lower Egypt proposed. He was depicted as a pharaoh with a complexion of either green or black in mummiform; the Pyramid Texts describe early conceptions of an afterlife in terms of eternal travelling with the sun god amongst the stars. Amongst these mortuary texts, at the beginning of the 4th dynasty, is found: "An offering the king gives and Anubis". By the end of the 5th dynasty, the formula in all tombs becomes "An offering the king gives and Osiris". Osiris is the mythological father of the god Horus, whose conception is described in the Osiris myth; the myth describes Osiris as having been killed by his brother, who wanted Osiris' throne. His wife, Isis finds the body of Osiris and hides it in the reeds where it

Henry Gordon Wells

Henry Gordon Wells was a lawyer and a Republican politician in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Wells was born on October 1879 in Bridgeport, Connecticut to George Henry and Hannah Ada Wells, he attended Massachusetts public schools. He graduated from Tilton Seminary in New Hampshire in 1898, Wesleyan University in 1902, Harvard Law School in 1905. On April 18, 1906, he married Edith Weeks Burke of Middletown, CT, with whom he had five children: Chester T. Elizabeth W. Archer G. Eleanor E. and Henry G. In 1905 he began his law practice in Haverhill, Massachusetts with the office of Poor & Fuller until he opened his own practice in 1907. In addition to practicing law, he was a trustee of the Haverhill YWCA, member of the City Hospital Aid Association, Vice President of the Haverhill, Massachusetts Boys Club, director of the Haverhill, Massachusetts YMCA. In 1918, Wells was appointed Essex County district attorney succeeding Louis D. Cox. Wells was the Essex County District Attorney during a locally famous case of Elizabeth M. Skeels.

Elizabeth M. Skeels, indicted in Essex County, Massachusetts in September 1918 for the murder of Florence Webster Gay in Andover, Massachusetts on December 10, 1917. Skeels was accused of administering arsenic while acting as Gay's nurse, she was pleaded not guilty. Daniel J. Daley, Esq. appeared as counsel for the defendant. In June, 1919, the defendant was tried by jury before Judge Webster Thayer; the result was a verdict of not guilty. The case was in charge of Hon. Henry Converse Atwill, Attorney-General, District Attorney Henry G. Wells. Vincenzo Issarella, indicted in Essex County, May 2, 1918, for the murder of Vito Rocco, in Haverhill, February 10, 1918, he was arraigned May 28, 1918 and plead not guilty. William J. MacDonald, Esq. appeared as counsel for the defendant. On February 14, 1919, the defendant retracted his former plea, plead guilty to manslaughter; this plea was accepted by the Commonwealth, the defendant was sentenced to State Prison for a term of not more than fifteen nor less than thirteen years.

The case was in charge of District Attorney Henry G. Wells. Peter DiZazzo, indicted in Essex County, May, 1918, for the murder of Tony Volenti in Lawrence, Massachusetts on February 19, 1918, he was plead not guilty. Hon. W. Scott Peters and Ralph A. A. Comparone Esq. appeared as counsel for the defendant. On May 1, 1919, an entry of nolle prosequi was made against this indictment; the case was in charge of District Attorney Henry G. Wells. Victor Verier, indicted in Essex County, January, 1919, for the murder of Elizabeth Verier in Lawrence, December 14, 1918. On October 24, 1919, the defendant was adjudged insane and was committed to Bridgewater State Hospital until further order of the court; the case was in charge of District Attorney Henry G. Wells. In 1907 Wells became a member of Massachusetts Common Council, he served as an elected member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1910 to 1912, serving on committees on insurance as clerk and chairman, election laws, congressional redistricting.

Wells served on Massachusetts Senate from 1913 to 1918, becoming "the powerful and respected" President of the Massachusetts Senate in 1916 succeeding Calvin Coolidge. In 1915, Wells served on the Committee on Public Lighting, Committee on Rules, Committee on Railroads. During his time in the Senate, he was the only senator to always vote no on a woman's right to vote, he served for a dozen years or more as a member of the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities serving as commissioner in 1925 and was a past president of the National Association of Railroad and Utility Commissioners. He moved to Newton, New Hampshire where he served in the legislature and was a Delegate to New Hampshire state constitutional convention in 1948, he was named to the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission. Who's who in New England by Albert Nelson Marquis, 1915. Harvard Alumni Directory, Harvard Alumni Association, 1919. A Souvenir of Massachusetts legislators, Arthur Milnor Bridgman, 1915. Https://


Megan Good

Megan Good is an American, former collegiate 4-time All-American, right-handed hitting softball pitcher from Mount Sidney, Virginia. She attended Fort Defiance High School in Virginia, she attended James Madison University, where she pitched for the James Madison Dukes softball team. She would go on to be named a 4-time First Team All-Colonial Athletic Association conference, Rookie of The Year, 4-time Pitcher of The Year and Player of The Year in 2017, she is the career Triple Crown pitching leader for the Dukes as well as the ERA record holder for the CAA conference. She played for the USSSA Pride after being drafted to the NPF 10th overall, she would go on to win the Cowles Cup Championship with the team in her rookie year. Good started her freshman campaign being named a CAA First-Team selectee, Rookie of The Year and National Fastpitch Coaches Association Second Team All-American, she threw two no-hitters. Good debuted on February 14, she fanned 14 Maine Black Bears to set a career best in strikeouts for a regulation game.

She would start one of two career streaks on both sides of the plate beginning with this win, she proceeded to win 26 more straight games before losing to the Hofstra Pride on May 7. For that streak, Good allowed 90 hits, 23 earned runs, 27 walks and struck out 149 in 152.2 innings pitched for a 1.05 ERA and 0.77 WHIP. On February 27 she began a 12-game hit streak, hitting.488 and tallying 11 RBIs, two home runs, striking out just once. In a game on March 13 vs. the UIC Flames, Good had a career best 4 hits at the plate. On April 26, Good no-hit the Elon Phoenix; as a sophomore, Good captured another First Team All-CAA, CAA Pitcher of The Year and her first First-Team NFCA All-American honors. Good earned a conference pitching Triple Crown for leading in ERA and strikeouts that year, she would throw a perfect game on April 17 against the Drexel Dragons. On May 13, she would walk three times in winning the CAA championship over the Towson Tigers for a career high. Good repeated exact honors from her previous year but added a Player of The Year award, a first for the CAA conference to have a dual winner to accompany a second pitching Triple Crown.

She was the recipient of the 2017 NFCA Player of The Year and was named a finalist for USA Collegiate Player of The Year. The Duke set career bests in wins, shutouts, ERA, WHIP, strikeout ratio, batting average, hits and RBIs firing a no-hitter, she would set the school season pitching Triple Crown records. Beginning on February 17, she would end a win over the Oklahoma State Cowgirls with 3.2 shutout innings and continue to not allow a run until the third inning of a win against the East Carolina Pirates on March 11. Good surrendered 20 hits, 10 walks and struck out 99 batters in 70.1 innings for a 0.43 WHIP during one of the best shutout streaks in NCAA history. After taking 2018 to recovery from a leg injury, Good returned in 2019 and achieved her fourth First Team All-CAA and third Pitcher of The Year, she had her fourth NFCA recognition, this time to the Third Team. The senior walks. Good opened the season throwing a victory against the Oregon Ducks for her 100th win. On March 23, Good belted.

Tossing a 9-inning shutout, Good set a new school record with 17 strikeouts against the Towson Tigers on March 31. The Dukes made their fourth straight NCAA tournament appearance, losing to the eventual champions the UCLA Bruins with Good pitching for three innings and collecting two hits in her final collegiate game. Good would end her career leading James Madison in wins, strikeouts, ERA and WHIP, she owns the CAA record including the national 2019 class ERA crown. Megan Good on Twitter James Madison bio