The God of the Underworld (see Egyptian Mythology). He presides over the Weighing of the Heart ceremony. He is one of the oldest Gods. In ancient Egypt, he was the son of Nut and Geb, husband of Isis, and father of Horus and Anubis (with Nephtys).
Ositis is often shown hodling a flail and a shepherds crook.
Relief of Osiris in the Karnak Temple in Luxor. (713k) Close-up of relief of Osiris in the Luxor Temple. (664k) Relief of Osiris (center) with his sister Nephtys (left) in the Temple of Horus in Edfu. (891k) Relief of Osiris (center, holding the Was scepter) and his sister Isis (right) in the Temple of Kom Ombo. (710k) Close-up of colored relief of Osiris in the Temple of Kom Ombo. (972k) Relief of Osiris (center, hoding the Was scepter) and his sister/wife Isis (right, holding the Papyrus) in the Philae Temple of Isis. (672k) Painting in the tomb of the Queen Nefertari, showing the God of the Underworld, Osiris, with the crook and the flail, receiving the Queen. (558k) Painting in the tomb of Senngen, showing Osiris, the God of the Underworld, with the crook and the flail. (553k)