- 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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In Egyptian mythology, Osiris, the god of the underworld, is praised for introducing beer to humans.5 Pioneering Ways to Cook with Beer
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Osiris is the god of good, in contradistinction to Set, the god of evil.Chit-Chat; Nirvana; The Searchlight
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He also is, like Ra and Osiris, a god of the under-world to which men go after death.History of Religion
But the enemy of Osiris became an evil dragon, and was identified with Set.
Osiris was regarded as an actual king who had died and been reanimated.
It is the breath of life which raises the king from the dead as an Osiris.
- an ancient Egyptian god, ruler of the underworld and judge of the dead
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Word Origin and History for osiris
name of a principal god of Egypt, judge of the dead, from Latin Osiris, from Greek, from Egyptian Asar. Related: Osirian.
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