The Crook and Flail are the emblems of the Egyptian God Osiris. They were the symbols of divine authority carried by Egyptian Pharaohs in State ceremonies.
The crook and flail are Shepherd’s tools -one of the epithets of Osiris was “Good shepherd.”As symbols of kingship, they were fashioned into elaborate scepters used in the coronations of Pharoahs.
The crook and flail originally belonged to a minor agricultural deity, Anedijti, and were later adopted by followers of Osiris. Originally emblems of crops and livestock, they later became symbols of purification and divine guidance.
|Osiris with Crook and Flail|