What was the role of Osiris in the Egyptian concepts of immortality and life after death?
Osiris, as the god of death, vegetation and fertility, became an increasingly prominent figure in the lives of the Egyptian people and became core to their concepts of immortality and life after death. Osiris was depicted in human form clad in mummies wrappings. The fact that he takes human form allows the Egyptian people to identify with him much more easily, thus allowing the supposed transformation into him more readily accepted. The mummy's wrappings are a result of his death and eventual resurrection. He also holds a crook and flail symbolizing power and was often depicted with green…
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