The ancient Egyptians believed that Osiris was the first pharaoh of Egypt.
Osiris was associated with agriculture and farming because he taught the earliest Egyptian people how to cultivate their fields.
He turned the arid desert into fertile land so that crops would grow and animals could be reared.
Osiris was also the chief god of the underworld and so his image usually appears wrapped in mummy bandages.
His green face and hands represented the annual regeneration of the land after the inundation.
In his hands he held the crook and flail, which later became the symbols of kingship.