As Isis is the widow, seeking to restore her lord Osiris, and to avenge his cruel murder, it follows that all Master Masons or Master builders, are widow’s sons. They are the offspring of the institution widowed by the loss of the living Word, and theirs is the eternal quest—they discover by becoming.
“The followers of Manes were called “the Sons of the Widow” and the founder himself was referred to as “the Widow’s Son.” The popular story that Manes gained this title by being redeemed from slavery by a rich widow is about as plausible as the legend that the Order of the Garter was created in honor of the Countess of Salisbury’s garter. Horus, the savior-god of the Osirian mysteries of Egypt, was a “Widow’s Son.” He was posthumously conceived by the holy spirit of Osiris, his murdered father. The ghost of Osiris overshadowed his sister-wife, Isis, who had dressed herself in widow’s weeds to lament her dead husband. Horus, thus strangely and immaculately conceived,” – Orders of the Quest, The Holy Grail (Adept Series) by Manly P. Hall pg 14
“Manes, therefore, was not literally a widow’s son, for his father survived to assist in his education. He had attained the second birth; that is, he had been born out of the womb of the Mysteries, and those of his followers who had received the initiation were identified in the same way. By his martyrdom Manes became another Osiris, Lord of the Empty Throne. He overshadowed his Order as a spirit, and from the sanctuary of Manes were born new sons to extend his doctrines, thus becoming in a mystical sense the reembodiment of himself.” – Orders of the Quest, The Holy Grail (Adept Series) by Manly P. Hall pg 15
Hiram Abiff is also known as “the Widow’s Son”.
“THE MASONIC LEGEND has points of variance from as well as agreement with the Bible story. It states that Jehovah created EVE, that the Lucifer Spirit SAMAEL united with her but that he was ousted by Jehovah and forced to leave her before the birth of her son Cain, who was thus THE SON OF A WIDOW. Then Jehovah created ADAM, to be the husband of Eve, and from their union Abel was born. Thus from the beginning there have been two kinds of people in the world. One begotten by the Lucifer Spirit Samael (Sons of Cain) and partaking of a semi-divine nature imbued with the dynamic martial energy inherited from this divine ancestry, is aggressive, progressive, and possessed of great initiative, but impatient of restraint or authority whether human or divine.“ – FREEMASONRY AND CATHOLICISM by Max Heindel 1865-1919
Jesus Christ raised the widow’s son from the dead in Luke 7:11-17
The Widow’s Son, in “The Lion King” is repasentative of Simba.