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Egyptian Gods and Goddesses - Osirus

Egyptian Gods and Goddesses - Osirus

Egyptian God Osirus

Osirus was the eldest son of Geb and Nut . The brother of Nepthys ,Seth and Isis . He His brother Set is his enemy. Osirus was brother and husband of Isis and they have a child, Horus.

Osirus was a god of death and rebirth. On the one hand, he is the Lord of the Underworld, where he sits and passes judgment on the souls of the dead. On the other hand, he is responsible for the periodic flooding of the Nile River, and therefore, the fertility of the land.

Egyptian Gods and Goddesses - Osirus

Egyptian Gods and Goddesses - Osirus

Egyptian Gods and Goddesses - Osirus

Egyptian Gods and Goddesses - Osirus
 
Egyptian Gods and Goddesses - Osirus

Egyptian Gods and Goddesses - Osirus


Egyptian Gods and Goddesses - Osirus



Osirus was typically depicted as a green faced mummy wearing the atef crown and carrying the crook and flail, all symbols of a ruler .As well as being a god of the dead, Osiris was a god of resurrection and fertility .

The ancient Egyptians believed that Osiris gave them the gift of barley, one of their most important crops. A large temple was built to honour Osiris at Abydos.


Egyptian Gods and Goddesses - Isis

Egyptian Gods and Goddesses - Isis



Egyptian Goddess Isis


Isis was the mother of Horus, also the spiritual mother of every Pharaoh and The daughter of Geb and Nut. She is the twin sister of Nepthys (the sister-wife of Set). Her brother Osirus is her husband, and after his death, she conceives the child Horus the Younger with him using magical means. Isis is a goddess of magic and healing.

Egyptian Gods and Goddesses - Isis

Egyptian Gods and Goddesses - Isis

Egyptian Gods and Goddesses - Isis

Egyptian Gods and Goddesses - Isis

Egyptian Gods and Goddesses - Isis

Egyptian Gods and Goddesses - Isis

Egyptian Gods and Goddesses - Isis

Egyptian Gods and Goddesses - Isis

Egyptian Gods and Goddesses - Isis


The hieraglyph for Isis is a throne. She is ofen depicted with a throne on her head or a solar disc with cow's horns and sometimes dipicted with large sheltering wings.Isis was a protective goddess. She used powerful magic spells to help people in need.

An amulet is called the 'Isis knot' and is a symbol of protection. Her main cult was at Philae. A temple was built to honour Isis at Philae. It is still standing today.