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Gods of the Underworld by lostknightkg Gods of the Underworld by lostknightkg
Ancient Osiris statues at the Temple of Hatsheput c. 1508–1458 BC

Osiris was an Egyptian god, usually identified as the god of the afterlife, the underworld and the dead. He was classically depicted as a green-skinned man with a pharaoh's beard, partially mummy-wrapped at the legs, wearing a distinctive crown with two large ostrich feathers at either side, and holding a symbolic crook and flail.

Osiris was at times considered the oldest son of the Earth god Geb, and the sky goddess Nut, as well as being brother and husband of Isis, with Horus being considered his posthumously begotten son.He was also associated with the epithet Khenti-Amentiu, which means "Foremost of the Westerners" a reference to his kingship in the land of the dead. As ruler of the dead, Osiris was also sometimes called "king of the living", since the Ancient Egyptians considered the blessed dead "the living ones".

Osiris is first attested in the middle of the Fifth dynasty of Egypt, although it is likely that he was worshipped much earlier; the term Khenti-Amentiu dates to at least the first dynasty, also as a pharaonic title. Osiris was considered not only a merciful judge of the dead in the afterlife, but also the underworld agency that granted all life, including sprouting vegetation and the fertile flooding of the Nile River.

Deir-Al-Bahari, Egypt. Darkroom edit.
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
Thank you, apologies for the late reply ^^;
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Momotte2stocks Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I love your surreal work ! :clap:
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
Thank you :D
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Layla199 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
amazing work! :clap:
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Thank you :D
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you're very welcome :iconclearflowerplz:
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
:)
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kayjensen Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Professional Photographer
amazing work.. long time no see.. been away sometime.. this winter is killing me :O
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