OSIRIS, god of the underworld. Picture

Introduction to OSIRIS, god of the underworld :

The Earth god Geb and the Sky goddess Nout gave birth to Osiris, Isis, Seth, and Nephthys. Osiris became king of the Earth, and Isis became his wife. Seth, Nephthys's husband, was jealous, so he murdered Osiris to take his throne. But Isis used a spell to bring Osiris back to life. Osiris impregnated her, then died again. Isis gave birth to Horus. Osiris became the god of the dead, and Horus succeeded his father as king.

On the picture : so-called coffins of Osiris.

Next : Naos for an Osiris statue.

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