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Egyptian Deity: Osiris the Ancient Egyptian God of the Afterlife

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Osiris is one of the most well-known gods in ancient Egyptian mythology. He played a central role in the religious beliefs and funerary practices of ancient Egypt.  Osiris was also associated with fertility and the annual flooding of the Nile River, which was essential for Egypt's agriculture. His death and resurrection were seen as symbolic of the annual cycle of planting and harvesting. Osiris played a vital role in the Egyptian concept of the afterlife. It was believed that individuals would be judged by Osiris and a panel of gods after death. If their hearts were found to be pure...

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