Recently there has been a heightened interest in the prophetic scriptures of the Bible and much speculation on the coming world leader that the Bible calls the Son of Perdition, or the Antichrist. I happen to believe that the Antichrist can be best understood through the ancient Egyptian ritual of Heb Sed.
On the 30th Jubilee of the reign of a Pharaoh, and every three years thereafter, an event took place that recalled the slaying of Osiris by Set. The name of this festival is taken from that of an Egyptian wolf god, Sed, or Wepwawet, whose name means Opener of the Ways.
The ritual not only re-affirmed the unity between Upper and Lower Egypt, it involved a test of the Pharaoh’s strength and his right to continue to reign over his people. It also represented death and renewal of life: the murder of Osiris and new life through Horus, his son.