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In the mythology of the old Egypt God of the afterlife, rebirth, the Nile and later also fertility. At first, Osiris (meaning "seat of the eye") played a subordinate role in the royal cult, since he was considered the god of the deceased, but not the god of the king. It was only at the beginning of the Middle Kingdom that Osiris received all power over the realm of the dead and has since been ranked above the king and became one of the most important gods in Egypt. The constellation of Orion is linked to it. He was also considered the "master of winemaking" or "master of wine in abundance". As the god of fertility, he taught the Egyptians how to grow and produce wine beer, After him was the new breed Osiris named. See also under wine gods,


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