In Egyptian mythology, Osiris, the god of the underworld, is praised for introducing beer to humans.
The mummy was ferried across the lake belonging to the temple, and taken before the judge Osiris.
He also is, like Ra and Osiris, a god of the under-world to which men go after death.
Typho was the brother of Osiris and Isis; for jealousy, and to usurp the throne, he formed a conspiration and killed his brother.
But the enemy of Osiris became an evil dragon, and was identified with Set.
Persephone and Osiris represent the corn-seed as well as the corn-spirit, as is obvious from their sojourn underground.
Osiris was regarded as an actual king who had died and been reanimated.
In an attempt to preserve harmony, in a struggle with the real spirit of actual evil which discord is, Osiris was slain.
It is the breath of life which raises the king from the dead as an Osiris.
These things befell, say some, in the twenty-eighth year of Osiris' life; others say in the twenty-eighth year of his reign.
name of a principal god of Egypt, judge of the dead, from Latin Osiris, from Greek, from Egyptian Asar. Related: Osirian.