Earth Culture of Origin
Alternate Names / Spellings
Asar. Also associated with Sokar.
Death, resurrection, and fertility
Earth Mythological References
Son of the Egyptian god Geb, brother/husband of Isis, Setesh (Seth), Heru-ur, Osiris is one of the earliest known gods and was considered the enemy of his own brother Setesh. He is regarded as the god of the dead, watching over the nether world. As the symbol of eternal life he was worshipped at Abydos and Philae.
Osiris first appeared in the episode "The Curse" in which Daniel Jackson travels to Chicago to attend the funeral of his old archaeology professor and estranged mentor, Dr. Jordan. Jordan died in a lab explosion under mysterious circumstances, and an awkward reunion with former university colleagues - ex-girlfriend Sarah Gardner and ambitious academic rival Steven Rayner - leads Daniel to discover Goa'uld writing on a canopic jar. The jar, (depicting the goddess Isis) was amongst a collection of Egyptian artifacts on loan from Egypt, which Drs. Jordan, Rayner, and Gardner were studying. As Daniel investigates further, he learns there were in fact TWO canopic jars and one (the Osiris jar) is missing. Daniel returns to Stargate Command with the Isis jar, and initial analysis revealed the jar contained a recently deceased Goa'uld symbiote. Shaken by this discovery, Daniel returns to search for the missing Osiris jar amidst reports of more mysterious deaths, fearful that a Goa'uld has been reborn and is now among them. Evidence seems to point at Steven Rayner who is on his way to Egypt. Daniel, Sam and Janet on hot on his heels, but when they discover an seriously injured Steven, they are confronted by the Goa'uld Osiris, who has taken Daniel's former flame Sarah as his host. [The Curse]
A Goa'uld Summit has been called and Daniel has been asked by the Tok'ra to infiltrate the gathering of System Lords as Yu's Lo'taur (human slave) and to use a poison designed to kill Goa'uld symbiotes, even Tok'ra and Jaffa larvae. The poison kills the host as well. Daniel agrees, albeit with some reservations, and at the moment when he is ready to let loose the poison, a new Goa'uld visitor arrives to represent Anubis - Osiris. Daniel scraps his plan to release the poison, and instead hatches a plan to save Sarah. [Summit/Last Stand]
Following Daniel's ascension, the rest of SG-1 learn [Revelations]
- 4.14 "The Curse"
- 5.04 "The Fifth Man"
- 5.15 "Summit Part 1"
- 5.16 "Last Stand Part 2"
- 5.21 "Meridian"
- 5.22 "Revelations"
- 7.15 "Chimera"
--DeeKayP 12:47, 20 Jul 2004 (PDT)