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Patron god of Embalmers

Great god of Necropolis

God of Mummification


     Anubis was a god associated with death. He was a jackal headed god, one of several, but the one gaining most popularity and importance in the Egyptian religion. He was a guide to the dead and also was part of the judgment of the dead. During the Opening of the Mouth ceremony and mummification, priests often wore masks representing Anubis.

    Anubis was originally a local god of an area in Upper Egypt. Anubis was prayed to as a god of the dead in the Old Kingdom. In the middle Kingdom he became credited with helping Isis embalm her husband Osiris. In all, Anubis played a large role in the very important afterlife of the Egyptians.


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