|God of Agriculture|
|God of the Dead and the Living|
|God of Regeneration|
|Lord of Aaru|
|Family:||Isis (wife, formerly sister)|
Horus (son, formerly brother)
Anubis (nephew, foster son,)
|Date of Birth:||The First Demon Day|
|Status:||Active (undead) (although in The Red Pyramid, it said that recycled is a better term)|
Osiris is the Egyptian god of the dead and the living. Originally the god of agriculture, Osiris is the son of Geb and Nut as well as the brother of Horus, Isis, Nephthys, and Set. He was later reborn as Horus' father and Isis' husband. Osiris succeeded Ra as king of the gods until his death by Set's hand. After his resurrection, Osiris was made king of the afterlife. His symbols are the crook and flail.
Originally, Osiris was born on the first Demon Day (December 27th on a modern calender) as the eldest child of Geb and Nut with Horus, Isis, Nephthys, and Set as his siblings. In a second life, Isis would become his wife with Horus as their son. When Ra was forced to abdicate the throne of Egypt, Osiris claimed it and ruled over the earth with Isis as his queen but he also became the object of Set's hatred and jealousy.
Osiris' reign came to an abrupt end when Set, aided by 26 followers, tricked his brother into lying inside an elaborate coffin and drowned him in molten lead. Though Osiris' body was recovered sometime after by Isis, Set shattered it to pieces and scattered them over all of Egypt. Isis would eventually recover the body pieces and at last revive Osiris but it was a limited success. Osiris could not be fully ressurected so he departed for the domain of the dead where he would rule as king. His death would later be avenged when Horus won back the throne from Set.
- When Julius Kane summons him, Osiris is released along with Isis, Horus, Nephthys, and Set. He possesses Julius's body but is consequently kidnapped by Set. Despite the efforts of Sadie and Carter Kane, both Julius and Osiris die, restoring the latter to the throne of the dead with the former as his permanent host.
- Osiris appears to Carter and Sadie as they are in the fourth house of the Duat, still using their father as a host.
- Osiris, still using Julius Kane as a host has been cracking down on rebellious ghosts, trying them and destroying the evil ones rather than making deals with them as he would in the past. He appears to Carter and Sadie when they visit the Land of the Dead for Setne's trial to try to get him to help them with their plan to use a shadow execration to destroy Apophis. Osiris and Julius are furious that Anubis and Thoth told them about the secret nature of the sheuts, but decide to support them though they don't know the magic that they need. Osiris/Julius tries Setne and is prepared to destroy him before Carter and Sadie convince them to put Setne into their custody so they can get his help to destroy Apophis.
- After Apophis is destroyed, Ra rules that the gods must retreat from the world from a time which means that due to Julius being Osiris' host, they won't be able to see him as much anymore. Osiris and Julius also bring in some of their old judgement gods from the House of Rest to aid with performing judgements on spirits again.
Little is actually known of Osiris' personality but he is described as a good and just ruler. From Plutarch's Isis and Osiris, we can tell, however, that he is quite gullible. With Julius' influence as his host, in The Serpent's Shadow, he starts to become harsher to rebellious ghosts, cracking down on them unlike previous times when he might make a deal with them as he had done with Setne in the past.
Prior to death, Osiris was described as a dark-skinned muscular man with hands strong enough to crush rocks. After his death, his skin took on a faintly distinct tone of blue. when Julius became his new host, Osiris assumed his appearance.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
Though they are great, little is known about Osiris' powers other than animation and possibly necromancy. Amos said that it was possible for a host of Osiris to permantly bring back the dead.
- Isis: The two, formerly brother and sister, were reborn as a married couple. Isis loves her husband very much and was committed to helping him gain power. For his part, Osiris reciprocates Isis' love and ruled equally with her during his lifetime.
- The Greek equivalent of Osiris is Hades.
|v • d • e Kane Chronicles|
|Core Series||The Red Pyramid • The Throne of Fire • The Serpent's Shadow|
|Main Characters||Carter Kane • Sadie Kane|
|Major Characters||Ra • Anubis • Apophis • Bast • Bes • Horus • Isis • Zia Rashid • Set • Walt Stone|
|Other Characters||Michel Desjardins • Geb • Iskandar • Jaz • Amos Kane • Julius Kane • Ruby Kane • Khufu • Nephthys • Nut • Osiris • Thoth • List of Characters|
|Locations||Brooklyn House • Duat • The Egyptian Queen • List of Locations|
|Other||House of Life • Magic • Magician • Kane Family • List of Terms • Rick Riordan • Survival Guide|