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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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DiamonEyes Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
This beautiful Piece has been FEATURED at :iconthe-freek-show: the-freek-show.deviantart.com/…
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
Thank you, apologies for the late reply ^^;
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I love your surreal work ! :clap:
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
Thank you :D
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amazing work! :clap:
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Thank you :D
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you're very welcome :iconclearflowerplz:
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:heart:
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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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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
Welcome back Kay :ahoy:

Here too winter is refusing go :no:
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kayjensen Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
yeah.. seems like.. :faint:
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Awesome work!
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Thank you :D
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You're very welcome!
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i have to admit, it's a little scary :fear:
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
Mission accomplished :D
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i'll run then :sprint:
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:giggle:
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wingsofdragons Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
the swirls around this....is wonderful.
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Thank you :w00t:
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My pleasure :)
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Aliens are with us ! :-)
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:abduction:
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I like the mysterious feel to it
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
Thanks :)
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inObrAS Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
:wow: Stunning work! :clap:
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
Thanks Andrey :)
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Forestina-Fotos Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great shot! It makes me think of a scene from one of The Mummy movies, where these statues would come alive! :D
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
Yes that where I got the idea from :D
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:D :thumbsup:
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WhiteBook Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
Amazing work Kris! thanks very much for the information I love very much Osiris, one of the best.
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
Thanks Marta :D did you go there too ?
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WhiteBook Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
yes I did, it's an amazing place :)
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frenchfox Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
they seem really alive , with their eyes ! :omfg:
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:giggle: thank you :D
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Great! They are awakening :fear:
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
Look away :noes:
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R9A Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
Me or them?
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you :nod:
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:clap::clap:
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
:D
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erene Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
Amazing work Kris!
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
Thanks Erene :D
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erene Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
Always a pleasure Kris :)
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MagicBlanche Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
Wonderful capture and edit. And very creepy :wow:
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:giggle: thank you :D
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:hug: * :)
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Soooo amazing!!! Love it!
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
Thank you :D
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