Osiris

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Definition

Osiris is the Egyptian Lord of the Underworld and Judge of the Dead, brother-husband to Isis, and one of the most important gods of ancient Egypt. The name `Osiris' is the Latinized form of the Egyptian Usir which is interpreted as 'powerful' or 'mighty'.

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Timeline

  • c. 6000 BCE - c. 3150 BCE
    Worship of Osiris begins in Pre-Dynastic Period of Egypt.
  • c. 3150 BCE - c. 30 BCE
    Duration of the worship of Osiris in Egypt.
  • 1991 BCE - 1802 BCE
    Mysteries of Osiris observed at Abydos during 12th Dynasty of Egypt.
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