Edmund Burke

Season: 3 , Episodes: 1, Faction: N/A

Overview 

Edmund Burke was Juliet’s ex-husband, and was also her boss when she worked at the Miami Central University Medical Research Laboratory‎.

Fertility (Water)

Fertility (Vegetation)

Sexuality

Death

Underworld

3×07 – Not in Portland

   

He was sexually involved with the new research assistant, Sherry. When Richard Alpert attempted to recruit Juliet to work for Mittelos Bioscience, she refused, citing that the only way she would be able to leave is if Edmund got hit by a bus.

   

Edmund was aware that Juliet was testing fertility drugs on her sister. Once Juliet announced that she had succeeded, he tried to persuade Juliet to share the results with him.

   

After Juliet refused, he stepped on the street and was hit by a bus (The bus had “Apollo Bar” advertising on its side). Juliet was asked to fill out informational forms and paperwork after his sudden death.

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Decoded Family Members & Lovers

Juliet Burke (Ex-Wife)

Sherry (Lover)

Rachel Carlson (Ex-Sister-in-law)

Julian Carlson (Ex-Nephew)

Decoded Season 1 & 3 Characters

Ethan Rom

Richard Alpert

Morgue Employee

Key Episode(s) to Decoding the Character

3x07 "Not In Portland"










A God worshiped in the ninth nome (or district) of Lower Egypt, whose name identifies him with the city of Andjet (or Djedu), known to the Greeks as Busiris; hence sometimes simply ‘the Busirite’. In utterance 224 of the Pyramid Texts, the king is granted universal governance over the spirits “as Anubis who presides over the Westerners, as Andjety who presides over the eastern nomes [districts]” (Faulkner 1969 p. 52; similarly in utterance 650). In utterance 364 it is said that Horus has revived the king “in this your [the king’s] name of Andjety,” that is, the king is revived in the form of Andjety or by virtue of an identification with Andjety. In spell 468 of the Coffin Texts, one has power to immerse the waterways of the Field of Offerings as Osiris and as “Andjety, bull of vultures,” an epithet referring to Andjety’s sexual potency, ‘vultures’ being a term for certain Goddesses. Andjety’s two-feathered crown is sometimes replaced by a uterine symbol, associating him with birth. Over time Andjety comes increasingly to be identified with Osiris, perhaps because the king is associated at once with Andjety and with Osiris, and ‘the Busirite’ becomes one of the standard epithets of Osiris, e.g. in spell 185A of the Book of the Dead, where Osiris is “lord of joy as the Busirite.” It is sometimes postulated that identification with Andjety is the source of the attribute of sovereignty for Osiris, who is, according to this theory, initially associated purely with natural phenomena (on this theory see discussion in Griffiths, The Origins of Osiris). Andjety seems, at any rate, to have exerted an important influence on the iconography of Osiris, three of whose characteristic insignia apparently belonged in the first place to the Busirite God: the shepherd’s crook, the flail (perhaps a fly whisk), and the atef crown, which resembles the ‘white crown’ of Upper Egypt in shape although the white crown is apparently made of fabric or leather and the atef crown woven from plant stems (as can be seen from its tip) and has in addition two ostrich feathers on the side which, in an Osirian context, are taken sometimes to represent Isis and Nephthys (e.g., spell 14 in Borghouts).

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Further Info

Andjety in his anthropomorphic form was originally worshipped in the mid-Delta in the Lower ninth nome. Andjety (meaning ‘he of Andjet’, i.e. the town of Busiris) was the precursor of Osiris at the cult center of Busiris. The iconography of this god persuasively argues for his being the forerunner of Osiris. Andjety holds the two scepters in the shape of a ‘crook’ and a ‘flail’, insignia which are Osiris’ symbols of dominion. Also his high conical crown decorated with two feathers is clearly related to the ‘atef’ crown of Osiris.

As early as the beginning of 4th Dynasty King Sneferu, the builder of the first true pyramid tomb, is carved wearing this crown of Andjety. The close relationship of the god to the monarch is is also evident from the earliest references in the Pyramid Texts, where the king’s power as a universal ruler is enhanced by his being equated to Andjety ‘presiding over the eastern districts’. Perhaps Andjety is an embodiment of sovereignty and its attendant regalia. As such he would readily be absorbed into the nature of Osiris and by extension into the pharaoh himself. The most likely explanation of his epithet, ‘bull of vultures’, found in the Middle Kingdom Coffin Texts, is that it emphasizes his role as a procreative consort of major goddesses.

Andjety figures in a funerary context as well. The notion that he is responsible for rebirth in the Afterlife is probably the reason for the substitution for the two feathers of a bicornate uterus in early writings of his name in the Pyramid Texts. In the Underworld too there is an obvious identification between Andjety and Osiris, as ruler. Hence in the Temple of Seti I at Abydos, the king is depicted burning incense to the god Osiris-Andjety who holds a ‘crook’ scepter, wears two feathers in his headband and is accompanied by Isis.

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Wiki Info

Andjety (“he of Busiris”) is an Ancient Egyptian deity who is thought to have been a precursor of Osiris. Like Osiris he is depicted holding the crook and flail and has a crown similar to Osiris’s Atef crown. King Sneferu of the 4th dynasty, builder of the first true pyramid, is shown wearing the crown of Andjety. In the Pyramid texts the kings power is associated with Andjety. In the temple of Seti I the king is shown offering incense to Osiris-Andjety who is accompanied by Isis.

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Mythological Family Members & Associated Deities

OSIRIS

ISIS

ANUBIS

HORUS

NEPHTHYS

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