- the king and judge of the dead, the husband and brother of Isis, and father (or brother) of Horus, killed by Set but later resurrected (after Horus killed Set): usually depicted as a man, partly wrapped as a mummy, having a beard and wearing the atef-crown.
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Examples from the Web for osirian
The rascal fell upon me, and killed my dog and—by my Osirian father!Uarda, Complete
Mummification was, as has been said, probably an invention of the Osirian cult.Myths and Legends of Ancient Egypt
Gold lay upon the world, and the face of Egypt wore her great Osirian look.The Wave
He was too closely connected with the Osirian cycle to be forgotten by the Phoenicians after they had adopted his companions.
More to the point is one of the original "Osirian hymns" mentioned by Plutarch.Myth, Ritual And Religion, Vol. 2 (of 2)
- an ancient Egyptian god, ruler of the underworld and judge of the dead
Word Origin and History for osirian
name of a principal god of Egypt, judge of the dead, from Latin Osiris, from Greek, from Egyptian Asar. Related: Osirian.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper