I should have posted this link in the show notes to my interview with Chris Knowles, because it was his 2008 article on The (Not-So) Secret History of Saint Patrick’s Day that led to the discussion in the first place.
And that article links to his earlier article on the Osiris/Patrick connection:
In Egyptian mythology, Osiris was killed on the 17th day of Athyr, the third month of the ancient calendar.
3/17 is also the date of a Masonically-created holiday, St. Patrick’s Day. The story has it that the holiday was established by high level Freemason, George Washington, allegedly to reward Irish soldiers in the Continental Army. But “St. Paddy’s” has traditionally been a very minor Saint’s day in Ireland. Considering that the day has become America’s defacto Bacchanal (which takes us back to Osiris) it’s worth noting some of the parallels of this day with Solar mythology.
And it’s worth reading the research that Chris has compiled on the startling links between Osiris and St. Patrick.
Then consider this: if the theory Tom Horn puts forward in Apollyon Rising 2012 is correct, Osiris is Apollo/Apollyon — and our annual celebration on 3/17 is actually devoted to the king of the Fallen in the Abyss.