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Gender Masculine
Scripts Σέραπις(Ancient Greek)

Meaning & History

From a compound of Asar, the Egyptian form of OSIRIS, and APIS, the sacred bull of the Egyptians. This was the name of a syncretic Greco-Egyptian god, apparently promoted by Ptolemy I Soter in the 3rd-century BC in an attempt to unite the native Egyptians and the Greeks in the Ptolemaic Kingdom.

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