Egyptian God Anubis The God Of Mummification And The Afterlife

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The Ancient Egyptian god Anubis is the god of Mummification and the afterlife. His symbol is a canid or commonly known as a golden jackal or African golden wolf. Anubis was also an embalmer. By the Middle Kingdom, he was replaced by Osiris in his role as the Lord of the Underworld. One of his most important roles was to guide souls into the Afterlife. He also handled the weighing scale during the "Weighing of the Heart." This is when it was decided whether a soul could be given permission into the realm of the dead. Even though his being one of the most frequently shown and mentioned gods in the Egyptian pantheon, he played almost no role in Egyptian myths. Anubid was shown in black, a color that symbolizes both rebirth and took care of the corpse after embalming. He is also associated with Wepawawet, another Egyptian god shown with a dog's head.…show more content…
Anubis is shown in stone inscriptions from the reign of other pharoahs of the first Dynasty. Since Predynastic Egypt, jackals had been strongly shown with cemeteries because they were scavengers which uncovered human bodies and ate their

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