The first Egyptiian deity, Osiris was offered divine judgment and salvation by his followers. The ancient legend states King Osiris is murdered and dismembered by his brother, resurrected by his wife, Isis, and installed as the god of the dead after fathering Horus, his son. A funeral ritual based on this legend was performed for pharaohs by 2400 BCE and for commoners by 1400 BCE. During the embalmment process, the story was recited, culminating in the incantation “As you do not die, Osiris, so this man does not die.” It was expected the dead were revived in the afterlife, judged by Osiris for the quality of deeds and character, undergoing a final death if they failed the test, but receiving salvation and passing into immortality if they were proven to be maa kheru (“true of voice”).
- Osiris – How the egyptian gods worship their gods – Google Sites
Osiris was worshiped by a follower praying to him and making sacrifices in Osiris’s name. Worship was also done by dedicating ones life to learn about him in the hope of becoming immortal.
- Osiris – Wikipedia
Jump to Destruction of cult – His green skin symbolizes rebirth. Name in hieroglyphs. Q1 D4, A40. Major cult center …
- Osiris – Ancient History Encyclopedia
This myth, and the gods involved, became central to Egyptian culture and religious life. Osiris was originally …
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- Osiris | Description, Myth, Symbols, & Facts | Britannica
In this universalized form Osiris’s cult spread throughout Egypt, often joining with the cults of local fertility and underworld deities. The idea that rebirth in the next …
- Abydos: Egyptian Tombs & Cult of Osiris | Live Science
Dec 20, 2012 – In later times, Abydos would become a cult center for Osiris, god of the underworld. A temple dedicated to him flourished at Abydos, and every …