Serapis (Biographical details)

Serapis (deity; Kushan; Greek; Egyptian; Male)

Also known as

Serapis; Sarapis


Syncretic Egyptian and Hellenistic deity, combining the attributes of the gods Osiris (q.v.) and Apis (q.v.), his cult was associated with life after death and agricultural fecundity; subsequently conflated with many deities of the Greek pantheon: Zeus (q.v.); Hades (q.v.); Dionysos (q.v.); Helios (q.v.); Asclepius (q.v.).