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Anubis

Anubis

Anubis the god of mummification and the after life, in the ancient Egyptian religion ,his appearance as a man with the head of jackal ,and he was depicted in black colour ,symbolized of the corpse after embalming.
Early dynastic period he was in a form of a full animal but later he was depicted as a human body and jackal head, he was the protector of the graves and cemeteries ,and in the Osiris myth Anubis helped Isis to embalm Osiris and Osiris organs were given to Anubis as a gift and he became the patron god of embalmers .
One of the rules of Anubis was as the (guardian of the scales) .
the most important scene for Anubis on the Egyptian temples and tombs is the judgement court , that he shown as a guide for the dead king during the final judgement where they waiting the the heart of deceased king against Maat (truth goddess).
the most beautiful and important tow statues for Anubis were found in the the tomb of king Tut Ankh Amun (one for him as a full animal and the second for him as a jackal head and human body).
During the Greecko- Roman Anubis was merged with the Greek god Hermes ,becoming Hermanubis , the tow gods were considered similar because they both guided souls to the afterlife.

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