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Osiris, the firstborn son of Nut (the sky) and Geb (the earth), gets to rule Egypt with his gorgeous wife, Isis. Together, they were the world's first power couple. When Death came into the world, the land of the dead was a dark and gloomy place, without anyone to keep all those dead people company. Talk about disappointing. And after Osiris' brother Seth murdered him, he felt so bad for them that he decided to stay in the land of the dead so they could have their own king. His son Horus became king of the living world in his place. He might be dead, but Osiris is still moving. In fact, he makes things grow. Yep, everything that grows out of the ground demonstrates his power.

Basic Information


Osiris, Wesir, Ausar, Lord of the Duat, King of the Afterlife


Unnefer ("the beautiful being"), Foremost of Westerners, Green Machine, That Dead Egyptian Dude



Current city

The Duat (the place the sun goes when it sets)

Work & Education


King, judge, chief dead guy in the afterlife


At the feet of my father, Geb, and my stepfather, Ra. They taught me all about being king, but neither of them knew anything about being dead!


Political views


Family & Friends (& Enemies)


Nut (Mom), Geb (Dad), Ra (Stepdad)


Horus the Elder, Seth (my younger brothers); my little sister Nephthys, and my little sister Isis, who is also my wife (it's complicated)


Horus the Younger (with Isis), Anubis (with Nephthys…don't ask).


All the people who ever lived…and died




Relationship status

Married to Isis, though I was killed and had to leave her behind

Interested in

Women (but don't tell my wife)


TV Shows

Stargate SG-1 (So I took over a girl's body in this show, but at least I'm a cute girl! Wait…Isis didn't hear me say that, did she?) 
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (and all the spinoffs). Let's say I have a soft spot for finding justice for murder victims. 
The Tudors (Proving that old saying that it's good to be the king.) 
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Everybody deserves to be protected.) 
Bones (Do you know they even solved a mummy-related murder?) 


"Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome."
– Isaac Asimov

"The dead cannot cry out for justice; it is a duty of the living to do so for them."
– Lois McMaster Bujold

"The report of my death was an exaggeration."
– Mark Twain

"I will accept this burden with all that I am!"
– Optimus Prime

"You can't be creative when you're completely happy."
– Pink


A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin (You win or you die. You don't want to die, believe me.) 
Gardening for Dummies by The National Gardening Association (I love it when things grow.) 
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (I like dead people, and I live with them. Graveyards are nice.) 
Mummy (DK Eyewitness Books) by James Putnam (Everything about making a mummy. I was the very first one!) 
Theodosia and the Staff of Osiris by R. L. LaFevers (Theodosia's had lots of adventures, but I like this one the best…) 
Egyptology: Search for the Tomb of Osiris by Emily Sands (This is Miss Emily's diary of her search for a long lost tomb. Fascinating and full of interesting games and puzzles.) 
Death, Be Not Proud (Holy Sonnet 10) by John Donne (Death's not so bad, but then I've had a long time to get used to it.) 
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (Like me, Frankenstein was put together from lots of parts. I think Isis did a better job, though.) 
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C. S. Lewis (What's it like once you pass the end of the world? It's a great adventure!) 


Go West by Pet Shop Boys (In ancient Egyptian, to "go west" means to be dead, and live with me!) 
Cross Road Blues by Robert Johnson (Crossroads are special places where the living and the dead can meet. Plus, this cross road is full of the blues. What's not to love?) 
Hotel California by the Eagles (Death is a little like the Hotel California. You can check in any time you like, but you can never leave…) 
Another One Bites the Dust by Queen (And another one's gone… and gets to come see me…) 
The Farmer in the Dell (Yes, the old nursery rhyme song. Hey, it's catchy. When you're dead, you get bored easily. Don't be too hard on me. I could've picked "The Green Grass Grows All Around"…) 
Pray by Justin Bieber (Helping and caring about other people warms my heart.)  
Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds by the Beatles (Somehow this reminds me of my wife.)


The Mummy (Those are MY warriors, not Anubis's. And I'm far better looking.)
Final Flight of the Osiris (I was totally on the edge of my throne while I watched this.)
Titanic (We like sad movies here, too.) 
Judge Dredd (In the afterlife, I am the law.) 
The Lorax (Before anybody else, I spoke for the trees.) 
Inception (The afterlife is kind of like the dream world, but not as confusing…) 
Final Destination (Where else do you think you're going to go?) 
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Magic, destroying a really bad guy? Yes, please!) 

Activities & Interests


Dead People
The Blues
Being king


Ornamental trees
Mock trials


Ancient Egyptian Gods 
Omnipotent deities
Judges of Egypt  
Death gods

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