Egypt. Myth. a god of the lower world, whose cult spread to Greece and Rome
Origin of SerapisClassical Latin ; from Classical Greek osor?pis ; from Egyptian wsyr-?p, Osiris-Apis
An ancient Egyptian god of the underworld who combined characteristics of Osiris and Apis and was also worshiped in ancient Greece and Rome.
Origin of SerapisLatin Sarapis, Serapis, from Greek Sarapis, from Egyptian wsrj-&hlowdot;p : wsrj, Osiris; see Osiris + &hlowdot;p, Apis.