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Osiris
Osiris, Lord of the Living.
(Deity)
Titles Lord of the Living
Alignment Lawful good
Areas of Concern Afterlife, fertility, rebirth, resurrection
Cleric Alignments
Domains Good, Healing, Law, Plant, Repose
Subdomains Ancestors, Archon, Growth, Restoration, Resurrection, Souls
Favored Weapon Flail
Symbol Crook and flail
Sacred Animal Ram
Images of Osiris

Source: Empty Graves, pg(s). 71

Osiris is the Ancient Osirian god of death, the afterlife, and fertility. He dies each year with the harvest only to be reborn in the spring when plants sprout.[1]

History

According to Osirian myth, Osiris was its pharaoh during the Age of Legend. His brother Set was jealous of his power, so he killed Osiris, dismembered his corpse, and scattered the pieces. Osiris' wife and sister Isis gathered the pieces and magically stitched them back, bringing Osiris back to life.[1]

Appearance

Osiris appears like a mummy with green skin, signifying his portfolio of fertility. He wears a white atef crown with two ostrich feathers and carries a crook and flail, the pharaoh's symbols of office.[1]

Relationships

Osiris is the brother of Isis, Nephthys and Set. He is also married to his sister Isis, and Horus is their son. He has another son, Anubis, with his other sister Nephthys. He is an ally of Anubis and Pharasma, and Set's arch-enemy.[1]

A family tree of the Osirian pantheon.

Cults

Osiris' priests consist mostly of paladins, druids, and clerics. Many mystery cults are dedicated to Osiris, and their members know the secrets of life and death.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Rob McCreary. (2014). Gods of Ancient Osirion. Empty Graves, p. 71. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-589-1