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Pertector o the dead an embalmin [1]
Anubis standing.svg
The Egyptian god Anubis (a modren rendeetion inspired bi New Kinrick tomb paintings)
Name in hieroglyphs
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Major cult center Lycopolis, Cynopolis
Symbol the fetish, the flail
Consort Anput

Ra (early myth)

Nephthys an Set, or Osiris

Horus (in some accoonts)

Offspring Kebechet

Anubis (/əˈnbəs/ or /əˈnjbəs/;[2] Auncient Greek: Ἄνουβις) is the Greek name[3] for a jackal-headed god associatit wi mummification an the efterlife in auncient Egyptian releegion. Accordin tae the Akkadian transcription in the Amarna letters, Anubis' name wis vocalized in Egyptian as Anapa.[4] The auldest kent mention o Anubis is in the Auld Kinrick pyramid texts, whaur he is associatit wi the burial o the pharaoh.[5] At this time, Anubis wis the maist important god o the dead but he wis replaced during the Middle Kinrick bi Osiris.[6]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. The Routledge Dictionary of Egyptian Gods and Goddesses, G. Hart ISBN 0-415-34495-6,
  2. Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, Eleventh Edition. Merriam-Webster, 2007. p. 56
  3. Charles Russell Coulter, Patricia Turner (2000). Encyclopedia of ancient deities. Mc Farland. p. 58. ISBN 0-7864-0317-9. 
  4. The Tell Amarna Tablets. Retrieved 2012-06-15. 
  5. Wilkinson, Richard H. (2003). The complete gods and goddesses of ancient Egypt. London: Thames & Hudson. pp. 188–190. ISBN 0-500-05120-8. 
  6. Freeman, Charles. The Legacy of Ancient Egypt, Facts on File, Inc., 1997, p.91.