The Scales of Judgement

Above we see Anubis, in the "Hall of Maat", watching over the weighing of the heart of a deceased person against the feather of Maat. Anubis appears on behalf of the diseased, as Thoth (not shown) records the results on behalf of the gods. It is also Anubis that protects the dead from Ammut, the 'Devourer of the Dead.'