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Serapis

The Ptolemaic form of the Egyptian Osiris. The word is a corruption of osorapis (dead apis, or rather “osirified apis”), a deity which had so many things in common with Osiris that it is not at all easy to distinguish them.

Serapis.
Symbol of the Nile and of fertility.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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