The Osiris Gods Of Ancient Egypt Fact

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Osiris GodsJune 27, 2017

Osiris was the god of the dead, and ruler of the underworld.Osiris was the brother/husband of Isis, and the brother of Nepthys and Seth. He was also the father of Horus.The most famous legend about Osiris relates to his death at the hands of his rival and brother Set.Osiris was the oldest son of Geb and Nut who were the first king and queen of Egypt.Through the hope of new life after death, Osiris began to be associated with the cycles observed in nature, in particular vegetation and the annual flooding of the Nile, through his links with the heliacal rising of Orion and Sirius at the start of the new year.Osiris was widely worshipped as Lord of the Dead until the suppression of the Egyptian religion during the rise of Christianity in the Roman Empire.