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  Osiris - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
At the height of the ancient Nile civilization, Osiris was regarded as the primary deity of a henotheism.
In the first mentions of Osiris, he was regarded the god of the underworld and the dead in the Ennead version of Egyptian mythology, in which he was one of the four children of the earth (Geb) and the sky (Nut), and was the husband of Isis (Aset), who represented life.
However, as Isis, Osiris' wife, represented life, in the Ennead, it was considered somewhat inappropriate for her to be the mother of a god associated with death, and so instead, it was usually said that Nephthys, the other of the two female children of Geb and Nut, was his mother.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Osiris   (3493 words)

 Ancient Egypt: the Mythology - Osiris
A god of the earth and vegetation, Osiris symbolized in his death the yearly drought and in his miraculous rebirth the periodic flooding of the Nile and the growth of grain.
Osiris was the first child of Nut and Geb, and therefore the brother of Seth, Nephthys, and Isis.
Osiris was usually portrayed as a bearded, mummified human with green skin and wearing the atef crown.
www.egyptianmyths.net /osiris.htm   (953 words)

 Osiris - Crystalinks
Osiris is depicted with a man's head crowned wearing the tall white cap of Upper Egypt, his crossed arms hold the flail and hook of royalty.
Osiris was enclosed in the trunk of a tamarisk tree, which was later cut down and used as a pillar in the palace of the King of Byblos, he metaphorically became as one with the Tree of Life.
The new Osiris remained for seven days because of the traditon which declared that the god had remained for seven days in the womb of his mother Nut when she was with child.
www.crystalinks.com /osiris.html   (2848 words)

- Plutarch of Chaeronea, On Isis and Osiris
Osiris "was the subject of what was known as the Abydos passion play, a yearly ritual performed during the period of the Old Kingdom and until about AD 400.
Osiris "forces no man to carry out his instructions, but by means of gentle persuasion and an appeal to their reason he succeeded in inducing them to practice what he preached.
www.mystae.com /restricted/streams/scripts/osiris.html   (1475 words)

Osiris was the Egyptian god of the underworld, although he was also worshipped as a fertility, resurrection, and vegetation god.
Osiris was killed by his brother Seth, who shut his body in a chest and threw it into the Nile, where it washed up onto the shore and was trapped in a huge tree.
He was not allowed to stay in the land of the living, and was sent to the underworld to serve as king, and to judge the souls of the dead.
www.pantheon.org /articles/o/osiris.html   (238 words)

 Osiris, Egyptian god of the underworld and of vegetation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Osiris had many cult centers, but the most important were at Abydos (Ibdju) in Upper Egypt, where the god's legend was reenacted in an annual festival, and at Busiris (Djedu) in the Nile delta.
Although he was regarded as a guarantor of continued existence in the afterlife, Osiris also had a darker, demonic aspect associated with the physiological processes of death and decay, and reflecting the fear Egyptians had of death in spite of their belief in an afterlife.
The worship of Osiris, one of the great cults of ancient Egypt, gradually spread throughout the Mediterranean world and, with that of Isis and Horus, was especially vital during the Roman Empire.
sobek.colorado.edu /LAB/GODS/osiris.html   (618 words)

 The Gods of Ancient Egypt -- Osiris
Osiris resided in the underworld as the lord of the dead, as after being killed by Set, even though he was a god, he could no longer dwell in the land of the living.
After Osiris was killed, Isis resurrected him with the Ritual of Life, which was later given to the Egyptians so that they could give eternal life to all their dead.
Osiris remains in the underworld because Ma'at dictates that the dead, even dead gods, may not return to the land of the living.
touregypt.net /godsofegypt/osiris.htm   (435 words)

At the birth of Osiris a voice was heard in the temple crying that the great and good king was born, or that the lord of all was entering the light.
But Osiris already belonged to the world of the dead, though after his resurrection he could have resumed the throne, but it is thought he preferred to maintain his kingdom in the land of the dead, leaving his earthly vindication in the hands of his posthumous son Horus.
As god of the dead, Osiris retained his earlier associations with the fertility of land and agriculture, and his death was identified with the dwindling of the Nile while his resurrection was associated with the flooding of it; the sun too, with its daily death and rebirth, became associated with Osiris.
www.themystica.com /mythical-folk/articles/osiris.html   (1148 words)

 The Osiris Legend   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It was an important story to the Egyptians because of Osiris' role as the king of Egypt who is resurrected as the "King of the dead".
Osiris was never seen again, walking in the land of the living.
Osiris has been resurrected as the king of the dead in the underworld.
members.aol.com /egyptart/osi.html   (1426 words)

 Osiris. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Osiris’ son Horus later killed Set and became the new king of Egypt, while Osiris became ruler and judge of the underworld.
Identified variously with the waters of the Nile, the grain of the earth, the moon, and the sun, Osiris was the great symbol of the creative forces of nature and the imperishability of life.
He was commonly represented as swathed in mummy wrappings, wearing the crown of Upper Egypt (a dome-shaped hat with a papyrus tuft) and holding a whip and a crook.
www.bartleby.com /65/os/Osiris.html   (317 words)

 Gods and Godesses   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Osiris was the god of the dead, and ruler of the underworld.
Osiris was the brother/husband of Isis, and the brother of Nepthys and Seth.
As well as being a god of the dead, Osiris was a god of resurrection and fertility.
www.ancientegypt.co.uk /gods/explore/osiris.html   (82 words)

 Ancient Egypt: the Mythology - the Myth of Isis and Osiris
On the first of these days Osiris, the eldest son of Nut, was born, and the second day was set aside to be the birthday of Horus (the son of Isis and Osiris).
Osiris marveled at the rare cedar inlaid with ebony and ivory, with less rare gold and silver, and painted inside with figures of gods and birds and animals, and he desired it greatly.
When the chest which had become the coffin of Osiris was given to her, Isis flung herself down on it with so terrible a cry of sorrow that little Dictys died at the very sound.
www.egyptianmyths.net /mythisis.htm   (3745 words)

Osiris Organization works with at-risk youth and young people transitioning from the Hennepin County Home School to teach them computer skills that provide the foundation for a different life.
Osiris Organization gives young people positive role models to look up to, but we also turn them into positive role models for younger children.
Osiris built a computer center at HCHS and in a number of community parks in collaboration with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.
www.osirisorganization.org /computerPrograms.cfm   (564 words)

 Golden Bough Chapter 38. The Myth of Osiris.
Osiris was the offspring of an intrigue between the earth-god Seb (Keb or Geb, as the name is sometimes transliterated) and the sky-goddess Nut.
Moreover, Osiris is said to have been the first to gather fruit from trees, to train the vine to poles, and to tread the grapes.
Wherefore to this day each of the priests imagines that Osiris is buried in his country, and they honour the beasts that were consecrated in the beginning, and when the animals die the priests renew at their burial the mourning for Osiris.
www.sacred-texts.com /pag/frazer/gb03800.htm   (2890 words)

OSIRIS will remain powered off for the next few days while the event is diagnosed.
OSIRIS measurements, with their unique, siedways on observing geometry clearly reveal that the scattering layer is in the stratosphere.
We've processed all of the O3 height profiles from the standard OSIRIS Level 2 from 2001-11-05 to 2003-07-10 and plotted the zonally averaged ozone density on a number of height levels.
osirus.usask.ca   (1437 words)

 Osiris, Isis, Horus, and Set
OSIRIS Un-nefer, "the Good Being," in a Hymn from the Papyrus of Ani is "eldest son of Nut, (primordial matter and infinite space) engendered by Seb (celestial fire)...
Osiris was born at Mount Sinai, the Nyssi of the Old Testament, (Exodus XVII, 15) the birthplace of nearly all the solar gods of antiquity, although Osiris actually lived in human form some 75,000 years ago.
Among the many titles ascribed to Osiris, one frequently used is "the god of the staircase." In Chapter XXII of the Ritual the deceased prays that he may "have a portion with him who is on the top of the staircase," and there are any number of illustrations of a stairway of seven steps.
wisdomworld.org /additional/ancientlandmarks/OsirisIsisHorusAndSet.html   (3495 words)

 Untitled Document
Since the Nile was called the backbone of Osiris and looks like the human spine, the symbology here is a rampant code for transforming the life force into the spine for illumination, or Alkhemia.
From the place where Osiris sleeps, surrounded by water (Abydos), Ausir was transported in his granite sarcophagus on the Nile, to Giza.
It looked as if their might be a further entrance behind it, but the forbading aura of this sarcophagus brought out, in the mirror of life, an intuitive feeling that this was not the main reason why I was there, at that point.
phoenix.akasha.de /~aton/HO-OSIRIS.html   (5060 words)

 BvDEP - OSIRIS, financial information on listed and major unlisted/delisted companies worldwide .
OSIRIS is a comprehensive database of listed companies, banks and insurance companies around the world.
OSIRIS contains specific report formats for companies, banks and insurance companies and also has reports that reflect accounting procedures in the major world regions.
OSIRIS brings together data from various sources; each IP is an expert in its region or discipline.
www.bvdep.com /OSIRIS.html   (277 words)

 Stem Cell Therapy - Adult Stem Cell Research and Treatment - GVHD Bone Marrow Transplant Rejection
Osiris Therapeutics, Inc. has been working since 1992 to develop and commercialize cellular therapies based on stem cells isolated from readily available adult bone marrow.
Osiris Therapeutics has active clinical programs for GVHD, heart attacks, knee injuries, and Crohn's disease.
Osiris is developing stem cell technology with the potential to change the practice of medicine.
www.osiris.com   (140 words)

 Egyptian gods; Onuris, Osiris
Osiris became more and more the 'King of Those Who Are Not', meaning that his kingdom was the Duat where the dead lived their eternal lifes.
Already in the Ptolemaic Period, Osiris was merged with the Hellenistic Serapis, for whom there was a cult center at Alexandria; the Serapion, but was still worshipped in his own right as Spouse of Aset and King of the Underworld.
It was also believed that Hapi, the personification of the inundation, to whom Osiris had a close connection, lived in a cave on Bigeh, the entrance being protected by a sacred snake.
www.philae.nu /akhet/NetjeruO.html   (3101 words)

 OSIRIS Presentation EN
Osiris is a viewer for Papyrus / DICOM images (the actual standard for viewing, storing acquiring, communicating radiological and non-radiological medical images).
Osiris is a multi-plateform tool that exists for the PC/Windows (Windows 98 and up) and the Macintosh (Osiris for MacOS 9, OsiriX for MacOS X).
Osiris is well known worldwide and may be obtained free of charges from the link page of this server.
www.sim.hcuge.ch /osiris/01_Osiris_Presentation_EN.htm   (192 words)

 ITEA-OSIRIS - General - OSIRIS - OSIRIS invited to CALIBRE - News
OSIRIS was invited to present during the international CALIBRE Workshop 3rd March 2006,at Skövde, Sweden.
Osiris was presented at Cosi (Co-development using inner & Open source in Software Intensive products) kick-off meeting on the 16th and 17th of January at Groenendaal Conference Center, Hilvarenbeek, The Netherlands.
OSIRIS was invited for a presentation during the annual Hispalinux (www.hispalinux.es) congress on December 2005 coorganized with the Madrid City Hall.
www.itea-osiris.org   (564 words)

I had been planning to post some updates for a while but I don't have a huge amount to 'show' right now, most of the work being done is still under the hood.
Hey guys, I just wanted to let you know that the brand new (although slightly free-forall-esque) Osiris Games Arcade is now open, you can access it via the sidebar.
We have 6 games so far but we're hoping to add to this soon, have a go, youmight just find out there is a nice prize for those of you with the top scores.
www.osirisgames.com   (255 words)

 Osiris - 6 Star Trek fan fiction stories by Marc Hart.
Just eight months after the end of the Dominion War, Captain Astor leads the USS Osiris and her crew into the Serik sector, one of the most distant areas of Federation space, many light years past the quaratine zone of Talos IV, into almost uncharted space.
While the Dominion War was raging across the galaxy, the races in the Serik sector were too distant to know what was going on, but they were fighting their own war and thousands were dying.
When the Osiris comes across a Venus-like world with a dome on the surface they are quick to investigate, hoping to find new technology and allies.
www.trekfiction.com /directory/series-OSIR_1.html   (701 words)

 OSIRIS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The OSIRIS Project will explore the instrumental horizons available with the cold neutrons from a pulsed source and especially the totally new avenues available to polarised neutrons on these sources.
On OSIRIS, the fundamentally novel methods developed on IRIS will be combined with proven and extended neutron polarising techniques.
The OSIRIS Project is an international collaboration involving India, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
sutekh.nd.rl.ac.uk /OSIRIS/osiris.html   (170 words)

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