Anubis (/əˈnbəs/ or /əˈnjbəs/;[2] Ancient 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]

Anubis
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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wE16
Major cult centrerLycopolis, Cynopolis
Symbolthe fetish, the flail
Personal Information
ConsortAnput
AffspringKebechet
ParentsRa (early myth)
Nephthys an Set, or Osiris
SiblinsHorus (in some accoonts) Sobek

ReferencesEedit

  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. Books.google.ca. Retrieved 15 Juin 2012.
  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.