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Anubis Egyptian God – Ancient god or alien

Anubis Egyptian God – Ancient god or alien

Anubis Egyptian God is one of the most iconic and strange gods of ancient Egypt. The name is in Greek name version of his name, the ancient Egyptians knew him as Anpu (or Inpu). Anubis was an extremely ancient deity and very mysterious whose name appears in the oldest mastabas of the Old Kingdom & the Pyramid Texts as a guardian and protector of the dead. He was basically a god of the underworld but became associated specifically with the embalming process and funeral rites.

Anubis Egyptian God is one of the most iconic and strange gods of ancient Egypt. The name is in Greek name version of his name, the ancient Egyptians knew him as Anpu (or Inpu). Anubis was an extremely ancient deity and very mysterious whose name appears in the oldest mastabas of the Old Kingdom & the Pyramid Texts as a guardian and protector of the dead. He was basically a god of the underworld but became associated specifically with the embalming process and funeral rites.

anubis dog

In ancient Egypt, scavengers look like jackals ruled the cemeteries. They dug up the freshly buried and tore at their flesh and ate it. Historians believe that this is what prompted the ancients to portray the god of the afterlife as a jackal, to fight fire with fire. New genetic research indicates that the ancient Egyptian jackal is not a jackal at all, but an ancient wolf.

Anubis’ skin is often depicted as black, while jackals are brown. The reason for that the colour black is a symbol of death, but also a symbol of the Nile’s fertile and black soil

Sneak Peek Anubis Facts – Anubis Egyptian God

  • Anubis Egyptian God was the god of the dead and even the underworld at that ancient time until the Middle Kingdom when this role was taken over by Osiris.
  • He is one of the oldest gods, references in text go back as far as the Old Kingdom.
  • Anubis is the inventor and god of embalming and mummification.
  • He guided the death through the underworld (called Duat).
  • Anubis was the Guardian of the Scales, used to weigh the hearts of dead souls.
  • His high level of anatomical knowledge due to embalming made him the patron of anesthesiology.
  • A crouching statue of Anubis took a central place in Tutankhamun’s tomb.
  • Priests who performed the embalming of dead corpses wore a jackal mask.
  • Greek mythology blends Hermes with Anubis to result in the god Hermanubis.
Anubis Egyptian God

A God Without Temples – Anubis Egyptian God

To date, archaeologists have not unearthed any type of monumental temple or any other similar monument dedicated to this god. His “temples” are tombs. The major centres of his cult were located in Asyut (Lycopolis) and Hardai (Cynopolis).  His name was appeared in the oldest known mastabas (mud-brick tombs) of the First Dynasty and several shrines to the god have been found. For example, a shrine and a cemetery of mummified dogs and jackals were discovered at Anubeion, a place located to the east of Saqqara.  It seems that during the reign of the first dynasties he was even more significant than Osiris. This changed during the Middle Kingdom period, but Anubis continued to be one of the most important deities.

Anubis Egyptian God even was the patron of lost souls, including orphans. During the Greek period, he was associated with god Hermes. The Greeks created a composite deity called Hermanubis. They decided to combine Hermes as a messenger of the gods with Anubis who guided the dead to meet them. Over time, Hermanubis became related to Herpokrates in the eyes of the Romans – a popular god for alchemists and philosophers during the Renaissance.

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Divesh Bhardwaj

Founder of THICIENT Ancient Mythology lover, Finding The existence Of Ancient Technology

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