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This article is about the god in Age of Mythology. For the hero unit, see Osiris (unit). For the god in Age of Empires: Mythologies, see Osiris (Age of Empires: Mythologies).

You have advanced to the Mythic Age through the Authority of Osiris.
—Age up text in Age of Mythology

Osiris is a Mythic Age Egyptian minor god in Age of Mythology. He is available to Isis and Ra.

Attributes[]

God power[]

  • SonOfOsirisIcon Son of Osiris: Turns the Pharaoh into a powerful, lightning-wielding demigod.

Technologies[]

Myth unit[]

  • MummyIcon Mummy: A ranged myth unit that can kill enemy soldiers and raise them as undead Minions.

Technology tree[]

Osiris
Osiris
Age
MythicAge
God power
SonOfOsirisIcon
Son of Osiris
TempleAOMIcon
Temple
MummyIcon
Mummy
AtefCrown
Atef Crown
NewKingdom
New Kingdom
TownCenterAOMEgypt
Town Center
Midgol
Migdol Stronghold
DesertWind
Desert Wind
DockAOMIcon
Dock
FuneralBarge
Funeral Barge

Strategy[]

Osiris' bonuses are offensive and diverse. He improves several aspects of Camelry, turning them into all-round cavalry with an impressive speed of 7.2. He also improves Kebenits, probably giving a player the edge in naval battles. His god power, Son of Osiris, transforms the Pharaoh into an incredibly powerful hero. He also allows for the creation of another Pharaoh. This allows the normal Pharaoh to stay at the base empowering buildings, while the Son of Osiris can wreak havoc on the battlefield. Alternatively, the player can have two Pharaohs empowering, a useful bonus for Isis players. (In older versions of the game, the Son of Osiris god power causes a glitch when New Kingdom is researched, allowing another Pharaoh to spawn, giving three Pharaohs – 1 Son of Osiris and 2 regular Pharaohs.)

Mythology[]

Inheriting the rule of Egypt when his father abdicated, the god Osiris taught his subjects how to make tools, cultivate crops, brew beer, and make music. He brought civilization to the Nile Valley by instituting laws and founding religion. He incurred the jealousy of his brother Set, however, who had him trapped and exiled, then murdered and cut into pieces. Osiris' wife Isis was able to reassemble most of his body, however, and resurrect him. Forgoing the opportunity to rule Egypt once again, he chose instead to go west following the sun and rule the land of the dead. In preparation for his journey and new life, Isis embalmed him. Thereafter, the dead came to Osiris to be judged for admission to the underworld where their souls could reside safely forever. The heart of each petitioner was weighed against the feather of truth. The final judgment could be influenced by magic or by temple offerings. The promise of eternal life was a powerful lure, and Osiris drew many followers. Osiris is usually portrayed wrapped in embalming linens.
—In-game history section

Trivia[]

  • Originally, Osiris used a different portrait. In the final portrait, he is given green skin, common to his appearances in Egyptian art.
  • Osiris' newer portrait uses Greek-style borders instead of Egyptian-style borders. This is likely an oversight.

Gallery[]

Gods in Age of Mythology
Civilization
ArchaicAge Archaic Age
ClassicalAge Classical Age
HeroicAge Heroic Age
MythicAge Mythic Age
GreekPortrait Greeks ZeusPortrait Zeus
HadesPortrait Hades
PoseidonPortrait Poseidon
AthenaIcon Athena

HermesIcon Hermes

AresIcon Ares
ApolloIcon Apollo

DionysusIcon Dionysus

AphroditeIcon Aphrodite
HeraIcon Hera

HephaestusIcon Hephaestus

ArtemisIcon Artemis
EgyptianPortrait Egyptians RaPortrait Ra
IsisPortrait Isis
SetPortrait Set
BastIcon Bast

PtahIcon Ptah

AnubisIcon Anubis
HathorIcon Hathor/AoMR Sobek icon Sobek

SekhmetIcon Sekhmet

NephthysIcon Nephthys
OsirisIcon Osiris

HorusIcon Horus

ThothIcon Thoth
NorsePortrait Norse ThorPortrait Thor
OdinPortrait Odin
LokiPortrait Loki
FreyjaIcon Freyja

HeimdallIcon Heimdall

ForsetiIcon Forseti
SkadiIcon Skadi

BragiIcon Bragi

NjordIcon Njord
BaldrIcon Baldr

TyrIcon Tyr

HelIcon Hel
AtlanteanPortrait Atlanteans KronosPortrait Kronos
OranosPortrait Oranos
GaiaPortrait Gaia
PrometheusIcon Prometheus

LetoIcon Leto

OceanusIcon Oceanus
HyperionIcon Hyperion

RheiaIcon Rheia

TheiaIcon Theia
HeliosIcon Helios

AtlasIcon Atlas

HekateIcon Hekate
ChinesePortrait Chinese FuXiPortrait Fu Xi
NuWaPortrait Nü Wa
ShennongPortrait Shennong
HuangDiIcon Huang Di

SunWukongIcon Sun Wukong

ChangEIcon Chang'e
DaboGongIcon Dabo Gong

ZhongKuiIcon Zhong Kui

HeBoIcon He Bo
ChongliIcon Chongli

AoKuangIcon Ao Kuang

XiWangmuIcon Xi Wangmu
Major gods have circular icons
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