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n. Mythology
An ancient Egyptian god of the underworld who combined characteristics of Osiris and Apis and was also worshiped in ancient Greece and Rome.

[Latin Sarāpis, Serāpis, from Greek Sarāpis, from Egyptian wsrj-ḥp : wsrj, Osiris; see Osiris + ḥp, Apis.]


(Other Non-Christian Religions) a Graeco-Egyptian god combining attributes of Apis and Osiris


or Sa•ra•pis

(səˈreɪ pɪs)

a deity of Ptolemaic Egypt, later worshiped throughout the Greco-Roman world.
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My friend, Private Mulvaney, who went home in the Serapis, time-expired, not very long ago, has come back to India as a civilian
Not BABILON, Nor great ALCAIRO such magnificence Equal'd in all thir glories, to inshrine BELUS or SERAPIS thir Gods, or seat Thir Kings, when AEGYPT with ASSYRIA strove In wealth and luxurie.
The oasis unearths a lot of archeological sites, like Temple of Dush, which is dedicated to Isis and Serapis, and Temple of Hibis, which is located in Palm Grove.
Il a explique, dans une declaration a la TAP, que cet accord signe entre la banque et le fonds Al Rajhi d'investissement (Golfe arabe) et les societes SERAPIS (sultanat d'Oman) et Royal Blue bay (Espagne) fournira des conseils et etudes scientifiques afin que les societes en difficulte reprennent leur activite, a travers la mise a leur disposition de nouveaux capitaux ou encore l'etablissement d'un contrat avec une societe de gestion.
He explained, in a statement to TAP, that this agreement signed between the bank and the investment fund Al Rajhi (Arab Gulf) and the companies SERAPIS (Sultanate of Oman) and Royal Blue Bay (Spain) will provide advice and scientific studies so that companies in difficulty resume their activity, through the provision of new capital or the establishment of a contract with a management company.
Synopsis: Alexandria, Egypt / AD 391 - When the great temple of Serapis and its library annex are destroyed by the Christian mob, the Neoplatonist philosopher Hypatia becomes concerned the Great Library might suffer the same fate.
The catalogue slows to tell "the tale of the murder of the four hundred and twelve young men" at the Goliad massacre in the Mexican-American War and the horrific results of the frigate fight between John Paul Jones's BonHomme Richard and the British Serapis, with dead and amputated bodies all around; he shares a "last gasp" with "a cholera patient," and then, exhausted, sits "shame-faced, and beg[s]" (LG1881 55-64).
The synergy of deities is seen everywhere--the Egyptian Thoth becomes Mercury, and Osiris, deity of the afterlife, of death, and rebirth, easily transforms into the Greek Serapis.
The Egyptian deities Isis and Serapis had a strong presence in Corinth as well, with multiple temples around the city.
La compilacion de Ibargoyen (Montevideo, 1930), fue publicada por la editorial de Santa Fe, Serapis, que salio al ruedo en 2005 y muestra ya un catalogo amplio y atrayente al rescatar titulos inhallables como Tumulto de Jose Portogalo y Escalas Melografiadas de Cesar Vallejo, mas los grandes autores santafecinos Juan L.
If Apollo could coexist with Serapis, why could Jesus not do likewise?
La difusion de los cultos mistericos de origen egipcio (Isis y Serapis principalmente) extendio el uso de las supuestas aguas niloticas fuera de Egipto, en aquellos lugares donde se construyeron iseos y serapeos.