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n. Mythology
The ancient Egyptian god whose annual death and resurrection personified the self-renewing vitality and fertility of nature.

[Latin Osīris, from Greek, from Egyptian wsjr, perhaps originally js-jrt, seat of the eye (of the sun) : js-, akin to jst, seat + jrt, eye.]
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(Non-European Myth & Legend) an ancient Egyptian god, ruler of the underworld and judge of the dead
Oˈsirian adj
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(oʊˈsaɪ rɪs)

the Egyptian god and judge of the dead, husband and brother of Isis.
O•si′ri•an (-ri ən) adj.
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References in classic literature ?
There have been famous babes; for example, little Moses, from whose adventure in the bulrushes the Egyptian hierophants of seven centuries before doubtless derived their idle tale of the child Osiris being preserved on a floating lotus leaf.
After these appear'd A crew who under Names of old Renown, OSIRIS, ISIS, ORUS and their Train With monstrous shapes and sorceries abus'd Fanatic EGYPT and her Priests, to seek Thir wandring Gods disguis'd in brutish forms Rather then human.
Some heavenly days must have been intercalated somewhere, like those that Hermes won with dice of the Moon, that Osiris might be born.
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GOOD NEWS, BAD NEWSHOW TO GO FORTH: The hieroglyphics on the scroll are words being spoken between Isis and Osiris. They are declaring Nany worthy of passage because her heart is lighter than the weight of the feather of truth, Ma'at (pronounced Mah-AHT).
The drama is in the conflicting emotions of Osiris, Isis and Seth especially (Nepthys is a less developed character).
He is currently the chief business officer at Osiris. Prior to joining Osiris, Montgomery served as a commercial executive for venture-backed organizations in the trauma and spine markets.
TruSkin is a split-thickness, cryopreserved skin allograft that is provided by Osiris Therapeutics to address unmet medical needs of chronic wounds.
Law has been employed with Osiris since 2014 as the vice president of finance and principal accounting officer.
Critique: An inherently fascinating, detailed, informative and iconoclastic study, "The Secret Chamber of Osiris: Lost Knowledge of the Sixteen Pyramids" is very highly recommended for personal reading lists and community library Metaphysical Studies and Egyptology Studies reference collections.
Name of Osiris shoe: The CUT (Chronic Under the Tongue)