Osiris (Marvel Comics)

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Osiris from Thor/Incredible Hercules: Encyclopedia Mythologica (Jul. 2009). Art by Kevin Sharpe.
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance Thor #240 (Oct 1975)
Created by Bill Mantlo, Roy Thomas, and Sal Buscema
In-story information
Team affiliations Heliopolitan Gods
Notable aliases Ousir

Osiris is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character is based loosely on the Osiris of Egyptian mythology.

Fictional character biography[edit]

Osiris is a member of the Heliopolitan race of gods, and resides in Celestial Heliopolis. He is the husband of Isis, brother of Seth, and father of Horus and Anubis. His parents are Geb and Nut. He is the Egyptian god of the dead.

Osiris was defeated in ancient times by Seth. With Horus and Isis, he was imprisoned in a pyramid for three thousand years by Seth. They were finally freed in modern times, where they encountered Thor and Odin. Osiris participated in the Ceremony of Rebirth which reincarnated Odin as Atum-Re. Briefly Thor battled Horus before realizing the truth. Osiris, Horus, and Isis aided Thor in defeating Seth.[1]

Osiris and Isis were later seen at the mercy of Seth's army, and imprisoned in Heliopolis by Seth. Osiris was rescued from Seth and the Devourer by Thor and the Thing.[2]

Osiris later granted power to Thor to help resurrect the Asgardian gods.[3] Osiris's powers were later stolen by Seth, and he regained his powers upon Seth's defeat.[4]

Powers and abilities[edit]

Osiris has all the powers of a member of the race of superhumans known as the Egyptian gods of Heliopolis. He has superhuman strength, stamina, durability, agility, and reflexes. Osiris possesses the power to project elemental energy for a variety of effects. He possesses an extremely long lifespan, possibly immortality. He also has extensive knowledge of Egyptian magical lore.


  1. ^ Thor #240
  2. ^ Marvel Two-in-One #23
  3. ^ Thor #301
  4. ^ Thor #398, 400

External links[edit]

  • Osiris at the Appendix to the Handbook of the Marvel Universe
  • Osiris at Marvel.com