Illustrated Bible History

Ancient Egyptian Gods - Sacred Plants

Sacred Tamarisk of Osiris Sacred Tamarisk of Osiris
The sacred tamarisk of Osiris. The tamarisk was a holy tree, fro having been chosen to overshadow the sepulchre of Osiris in commemoration of the fable of the chest containing his body having lodged in the branches of one of those trees on the coats of Byblus, where driven ashore by the waves of the sea, it was discovered by Isis.
Priest Watering The Sacred Tamarisk Priest Watering The Sacred Tamarisk
Illustration of priests watering the sacred tamarisk, from the sculptures representing the mysterious history of Osiris at Philae.