Osiris (Marvel Comics)
Osiris from Thor/Incredible Hercules: Encyclopedia Mythologica (Jul. 2009). Art by Kevin Sharpe.
|First appearance||Thor #240 (Oct 1975)|
|Created by||Bill Mantlo, Roy Thomas, and Sal Buscema|
|Team affiliations||Heliopolitan Gods|
Fictional character biography
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.
Powers and abilities
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.
- Thor #240
- Marvel Two-in-One #23
- Thor #301
- Thor #398, 400
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