Looks: Osiris was more handsome and taller than all other god. He had darker skin, and usually depicted with a phallic like beard. He was also drawn with an elegant white robe, and a muti-tiered head dress. Commonly he was pictured with a lance, and farming equipment. In some tablets he was show with a whip, crook, and other emblems of supreme power. He was always tightly wrapped by his robe. A symbol of comfort and safety. Sometimes his hat would be shown having two outstretched ostrich feathers, these feathers were placed to show his rule of upper Egypt. Osiris was one of the few gods that didn't have an animalistic depiction.
Significance: Osiris was the god of the dead, not only of people but everything. Egyptians believed he was the god of the life and death of all. People would pray to him asking to make the ground fertile, and to help their plants survive though the hot seasons. In older scribing he was presumed the god of vegetation, but later his powers extended to everything that could die. He was known as the king of Egypt, only after Geb gave his rule up. Osiris was a great ruler; he built towns, governed religion, and helped with agricultural needs. He was known as a type of Bard. Going into battle, fighting with music and instruments. He was said to have created the two original types of flutes that we still use today. The people knew him as "The Good One." He was not satisfied with only civilizing Egypt, so he started to travel the world and help other civilizations progress. He left his rule to Isis, his wife, and then he left to civilize Asia. He was accompanied by Thoth, Anubis, and Upuaut (check out the other pages to see were there stories intertwine). Osiris encountered an unimaginable amount of enemies on the conquest. It was written that he did not shed a drop of blood, and disarmed all the conflicts by singing and playing many musical instruments. He returned to Egypt after he traveled all around the world spreading civilization and culture to everyone. When Osiris got back he was greeted with a perfectly working society. It wasn't long before his brother Set became jealous of Osiris's success, and plotted against him. Osiris unknowingly was backstabbed by Set. Isis found Osiris's body, and with the help resurrect him with Anubis's newfound embalming techniques. Osiris's trip to the afterlife left him immortal. He resumed his position as ruler of Egypt when he returned.
Family: Osiris was the first son of Geb and Nut. He had a sister Isis, which he married, and his backstabbing brother Set. In most versions of the story Set's child Anubis became Osiris's son after the resurrection Osiris received from Anubis and Isis. However, some people still believe that Anubis's father from the very begging was Osiris, because Anubis wasn't evil at all, and Set was the god of evil. However, everyone agrees that Horus is the one true son of Osiris and Isis.
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