an ancient Greek colony on the Asiatic side of the Dardanelles; scene of the legend of Hero and Leander
The holy city of Osiris in Upper Egypt.
City in the Oldest Land (the province of This in Upper Egypt). Chief site of Osiris worship, contains royal tombs of the first and second dynasties. Behind the temple of Seti I, on a lowlying island, is situated the "Tomb of Osiris."
Greek name for Abtu. Cult centre of Osiris.
Abydos was a German progressive rock musical project, formed by the progressive metal band Vanden Plas' lead singer Andy Kuntz. The origin of the name is in the ancient Egyptian city Abydos; where the God of perpetual reincarnation Osiris was worshipped, and where theatres were invented. Kuntz explains that he had chosen this name because the theatre plays an important role in his life, and that the album will be some kind of a reincarnation for his parents and three other important people in his life who have died monthes before the idea of experiencing a solo project.