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In legends, Osiris and his wife Isis watched over the Egyptian pharaohs, with Isis using the Piece of Eden known as the Ankh to keep them from harm. However, Osiris died after some time, murdered by his brother Seth, causing Isis to be overtaken by grief and despair.
She then attempted to revive Osiris by using the Ankh, but it only brought him back for one night. Using the opportunity, they consummated their love, leading to the conception of their son, Horus.
Legacy and influence
During the 1st century BCE, the Medjay and later Hidden One Bayek of Siwa often invoked Osiris upon killing a member of the Order of the Ancients, telling them that they would face divine judgement for their crimes against humanity.
In Anglo-Saxon England during the 9th century CE, the Viking shieldmaiden Eivor Varinsdottir of the Raven Clan recovered a letter written in Demotic by Bayek from the travelling merchant Reda. In it, Bayek compared his wife Amunet to "[his] Iset" as he was "[her] Osiris".
Behind the scenes
Historians during the classical antiquity viewed Osiris as the Egyptian counterpart to Aita, Hades, and Pluto, as they were all major chthonic deities. Serapis was a syncretism formed by these cultures.
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