Egyptian God of the Underworld
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Osiris, the god of the afterlife and regeneration, was one of the most revered gods in ancient Egypt. He was the firstborn son of the earth god Geb and the sky goddess Nut and was the brother of the gods Set, Horus, and Isis. According to ancient Egyptian mythology, Osiris was known as the "good king" and brought civilization and agriculture to Egypt, teaching the people the arts of irrigation and cultivation.
However, his jealous brother Set killed him, dismembered his body and scattered the pieces across Egypt. Isis, his devoted wife, collected the pieces and with the help of magic, brought him back to life. Osiris then became the ruler of the underworld and the judge of the dead, where the souls of the deceased would go to be judged and ultimately granted eternal life.
His cult was widely popular and his festivals were celebrated annually, where people would recreate the search for the pieces of Osiris's body.