- Cult Center:
Thinis, Lycopolis, quickly spreading throughout Egypt.
Guardian of the Necropolis (cemetery). He was the guide of the dead as
they made their way through the darkness of the underworld. As a patron
of magic, it was believed he could foresee a persons destiny, in this
role he was the announcer of death.
Anubis was the
embalming. He was also the keeper of poisons and medicines. He provided
unguents and rare herbs to help Isis and Nephthys with the embalming of
Osiris. Anubis then performed the funeral of Osiris, which would be the
model for all funerals to come. As he received the mummy into
the tomb, he performed the 'Opening of the Mouth'
In the "Hall of Maat",
behalf of the deceased. It was Anubis who saw that
the beam of the great scale was in the proper position as he supervises
the weighing of the heart of a deceased person against the feather of Maat. The
god of knowledge,Thoth, records the results. It is also Anubis that protects the
dead from Ammut, the 'Devourer'.
- Representation: A
man with the head of a jackal. A dog or a jackal.
Son of Nephthys and Osiris, some believe him to be the son of Seth. Later adopted by Isis.