Osiris, the son of the Earth and the Sky was killed by his brother Seth, who cut his body into 14 pieces and threw them into the Nile. Isis, sister and wife of Osiris, put the body of the god back together again using her magical powers, and conceived their son, Horus. Osiris then became the Lord of the Afterlife, and Horus, victorious against Seth, received Egypt as his heritage.
We know from the stela called of “of Canopus” (238 BC), one copy of which was discovered in 1881 at Kom el-Hisn, in a town called Heracleion, as in most other towns of Egypt, mysteries of Osiris were celebrated. in the great temple of Amun-Gereb. According to the text on the stela, in the delta the ritual culminated in a long nautical procession on the canals that took Osiris from the temple of Amun-Gereb to his sanctuary in the town of Canopus.