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An important mummiform god associated with fertility, death, and resurrection. Shown as a mummy, his arms crossed, holding the crook and flail, he wears the atef crown with two plumes and was identified with the dead king. Principal sites of his worship include Abydos, Busiris, Memphis, Heliopolis, and Sais. He was the son of Geb and Nut, and brother of Seth and Isis.