The ancient Egyptian god whose annual death and resurrection personified the self-renewing vitality and fertility of nature.
The god of the lower world and judge of the dead, brother and husband of Isis.
Origin of osiris
Latin Osīrisfrom Greek from Egyptian wsjrperhaps originallyjs-jrtseat of the eye (of the sun)js-akin tojstseatjrteye
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Osiris Sentence Examples
One incident of the tale of Osiris acquired a deep ethical meaning in connection with the dead.
Frazer, Adonis, Attis, Osiris (London, 1906).
It is not so much as king of the dead that Osiris here appears, but every deceased Egyptian was regarded as himself an Osiris, as having undergone all the indignities inificted upon the god, but finally triumphant over the powers of death and evil impersonated by Seth.
With this may be compared the festivals of Adonis and Osiris and the myth of Persephone.
All shrines of Osiris were called P-usiri, but the principal city of the name was in the centre of the Delta, capital of the 9th (Busirite) nome of Lower Egypt; another one near Memphis (now Abusir) may have helped the formation of the legend in that quarter.