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(Serapis; perhaps a combination of Osiris* and Apis*). Graeco-Egyptian god of the sun, healing, and fertility; worshiped in temples (each called Sarapeum) esp. at Saqqarah and Alexandria; destruction of his temple at Alexandria AD 391 by Theophilus* of Alexandria and his followers, with permission of Theodosius* I, marked the triumph of Christianity throughout the empire.

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