Egyptian Gods: Osiris

Osiris was the God of the Dead and Vegetation. He is also called in various names and spelling such as Usiris, Oser, Usire, Asar, Aser, Ausar, Ausir, Wesir or Ausare and usually referred as god of Afterlife. Osiris is one of the oldest gods of all the Egyptian Gods. He is just not the ruler of the underworld, but also the god of resurrection into eternal life, protector, inundation and vegetation.

Osiris appearance portrayed as man wearing a tall white crown with red feathers at both side of the crown and his body wrapped in white mummy wrappings. His skin is green or black in color symbolizes resurrection and fertility flooding of the Nile River. He holds the crook and flail which signified divine authority. He was represented as a mummified king.

According to the myth, Osiris is the son of Nut (sky goddess) and Geb (earth god), brother of Set and Nephthys. He is also the brother and husband of Isis and the father of Horus and Anubis. He was the king of Egypt, until he was murdered by his jealousy brother Set. Osiris was resurrected and made to live again but he could no longer dwell in the land of the living, he then became the Lord of the Dead in the Underworld. His death was avenge by his son Horus, who defeated Set and cast him out into the desert.

Osiris was the most widely worshipped god throughout Egypt and his cult temple was built at Abydos. Throughout Egyptian history, there were alot of prayers was done for Osiris, hopes to get his blessing and entering the afterlife. There are several festivals during the year were held in Egypt, in celebration of Osiris.