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Serapis
Asar-hap
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Title(s) God of Fertility, God of the Underworld
Hieroglyph <hiero>V28-O39-G43-X8-E1

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Serapis was a Greco-Egyptian amalgamation of Osiris and the bull god, Apis; forming Asar-Hap, which was Hellenised as Serapis. The introduction of this god, portrayed as Greek with Egyptian symbology, helped cement the Greco-Macedonian Ptolemaic dynasty as rulers of Egypt.


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