Necrocorax Picture

When death approaches, a necrocorax rises from the underworld to guide the souls of the departed to the Necropolis (City of the dead)

Info: The necrocorax, a sacred bird of Anubis, is known to be a guardian of the soul in the afterlife, protecting ba, a free-ranging spirit which could "go forth by day" from the tomb into the world. The Book of the Dead, describes that if all aspects of a person could be variously preserved, remembered, and satiated, then the dead person would live on in the form of an akh, a blessed spirit with magical powers who would dwell among the gods.

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