Actually I should say it’s a love square. One of my most favorite stories from Ancient Egypt is the love square between Isis (Aset), Osiris (Asar), Set, and Nephthys. To begin with they are all siblings, children of Nut and Geb. I am going to give you the daytime TV version because well it sounds like a soap opera LOL.
So Osiris and Isis hit off and decided to hook up. Yep, bro and sis hooked up! Then Set and Nephthys decided to pair off (or they might have first, it was never clear if anyone did it first). Well neither party were getting pregnant and Nephthys was feeling particularly motherly so she tricked Osiris into sleeping with her. She got pregnant with Anubis (Anpu). This, rightfully so, pissed off Set and he vowed vengeance. Except he vowed vengeance on Osiris. Personally he should have went after Nephthys since she was playing trickster but I imagine he hasn’t yet figured that out. So he eventually gets his way and chops Osiris up into 13 parts.Isisis now pissed off and upset (especially since she had yet to get pregnant!) and began the travels of finding his body parts. Along the way she finds Ra, sick with snakebite. She promises to heal him but only if he gives her some of his magic. He concedes and tells Isis his name (names had lots of magical power in their belief system!), makingIsisas strong as Ra. She saves him from the snakebite and continues on her mission to find her lovers body parts. She is successful at finding 12 pieces. The only part she can’t find is the penis. So being the awesome woman she is, she creates one out of clay. Working Ra’s magic into the phallus she attaches it to her lover, he comes to life, they get it on and she ends up pregnant with Horus. Osiris ends up going to reside in the Underworld.
Tell me that doesn’t sound like the plot to Days of Our Lives?