One of the principal divinities of Egypt, the brother and husband of Isis. He was figured as a mummy wearing the royal cap of Upper Egypt, and was symbolized by the sacred bull, called Apis. Cf. Serapis.
an ancient Egyptian god, Osiris held an important role in ancient Egypt; his death at the hand of his brother Seth represented the yearly Egyptian drought, while his miraculous rebirth represented the flooding of the Nile Valley and its nourishment by the silt left on the land after the flood; Osiris’ parents were Nut and Geb; his sister and wife was Isis; he also had another sister, Nephthys, and a brother, Seth; Osiris was the father of Horus by Isis and of Anubis by Nephthys, who seduced Osiris to conceive Anubis. Ancient Egyptian Gods - Osiris