Definitions for "Abydos"
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."
Abydos (Stargate address: ) is the fictional world on which the film Stargate is set. Between the events of the film and television series Stargate SG-1, it was believed to be the only other planet the Stargate could dial to as the planet was closest to Earth in the Stargate network.