Definition of Osiris in English:


Line breaks: Os¦iris
Pronunciation: /ə(ʊ)ˈsʌɪrɪs
Egyptian Mythology
A god originally connected with fertility, husband of Isis and father of Horus. He is known chiefly through the story of his death at the hands of his brother Seth and his subsequent restoration to a new life as ruler of the afterlife.



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  • In the Osirian drama, his brother Set murders Osiris and the sixteen pieces of his body are scattered throughout Egypt.
  • It was current in the Osirian religion in Egypt at least 4,000 years BCE.
  • But while these continue to wash over me I cannot help indulge in my fertile, Osirian fantasy.

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