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1) Osiris. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Egyptian religion, legendary ruler of predynastic Egypt and god of the underworld. He was the son of the sky goddess Nut and the earth god Geb. The great benefactor...

2) Apis. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Egyptian religion, sacred bull of Memphis, said to be the incarnation of Osiris or of Ptah. His worship spread throughout the Mediterranean world and was particularly...

3) Serapis. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Egyptian god whose devotees united the worship of the Apis bull and the god Osiris. His cult, which originated at Memphis, rose to its greatest significance at Alexandria...

4) Horus. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Egyptian religion, sky god, god of light and goodness. One of the most important of the Egyptian deities, Horus was the son of Osiris and Isis. In a famous myth he...

5) Abydos, ancient city of Egypt. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Associated in religion with Osiris, Abydos became the most venerated place in Egypt. It was the favorite burial place for the kings of the earliest dynasties, and...

6) Nut, in Egyptian religion. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Egyptian religion, (noot, nut) (KEY) , in Egyptian religion, sky-goddess. She was the sister-wife of the earth god Geb, to whom she bore Osiris, Isis, Set, and Nephthys....

7) Set, in Egyptian religion. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Egyptian religion, or Seth (both: set or sat) (KEY) , in Egyptian religion, god of evil. Set was a sun god of predynastic Egypt, but he gradually degenerated from...

8) Isis, in Egyptian religion. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Mediterranean world during the Hellenistic period and became one of the chief religions of the Roman Empire. The worship of Isis, combined with that of her brother...

9) sanctuary. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Middle Ages, a sanctuary served as asylum, a place of refuge for persons fleeing from violence or from the penalties of the law. To injure a person in sanctuary or...

10) Great Mother Goddess. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Great Mother Goddess, in ancient Middle Eastern religions, mother goddess, the great symbol of the earth's fertility. She was worshiped under many names and attributes....

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