Dying Fertility Gods
Many ancient Near Eastern religions have gods born of virgins who die and are resurrected annually. Richard Shand has a page on Egyptian and Pagan themes in Christian Tradition.
For more on Osiris see the University of Colorado page.
The official Egyptian tourism page also has Osiris materials.
A Sumerian/Akkadian god of fertility who died and was resurrected. Mentioned in Ezekiel 8:14. The Phoenecians lived in what is today Lebanon. Product of a virgin birth.
More on Tammuz at Richard Shand's page.
The central god in the Babylonian pantheon, patron of the city, which is today located in Iraq. Marduk was god of air, earth, and fertility.
2nd Century limestone relief, Rome (Cincinnati Art Museum)