Cultures & Traditions


In Ancient Egypt, the god Osiris was believed to be the god of rebirth and judge of the dead in the afterlife. Osiris appears frequently in Egyptian burial art where he is often portrayed as a green or black-faced figure with a crown, a crook, and a flail. Osiris is the brother of Set, god of storms and chaos; the husband and brother of Isis, goddess of motherhood and fertility; and the father of Horus, god of the sky and war.

Adapted from

"Coffin of Horankh," DMA Connect, Dallas Museum of Art.