Ancient Egypt: Anubis Picture

Anubis: Anubis Was an Anciant Egyptian God of the dead and he "tipped the scales of life". He appeared with the head of a dog like figure, The Jackal. Anubis is mostly sen carrying the Ankh Cross (The Ankh Cross will be featured next "Ancient Egypt" Episode) Anubis: Ancient Greek: Ἄνουβις) is the Greek name for a (presumably) jackal-headed god associated with mummification and the afterlife in ancient Egyptian religion. He is the son of Nephthys and Set according to the Egyptian mythology. According to the Akkadian transcription in the Amarna letters, Anubis' name was vocalized in Egyptian as Anapa. The oldest known mention of Anubis is in the Old Kingdom pyramid texts, where he is associated with the burial of the pharaoh. At this time, Anubis was the most important god of the dead but he was replaced during the Middle Kingdom by Osiris.
He takes names in connection with his funerary role, such as He who is upon his mountain, which underscores his importance as a protector of the deceased and their tombs, and the title He who is in the place of embalming, associating him with the process of mummification. Like many ancient Egyptian deities, Anubis assumes different roles in various contexts.
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