god of mummification

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Cry out to Anubis as the jackal cries out to the desert! With gentle hands He rips out the heart, the mind and gilds them in golden jars. With firm grip is the linen wrapped around our fragile bodies. Amulets of copper, gold, lapis and carnelian are tucked between the folds to guide our ka to the afterlife. Gentle God, keep us from fading into the starry Duat; may Your sacred words guide us to Osiris.

anubis · jackal god of mummification

The jackal-god of mummification, he assisted in the rites by which a dead man was admitted to the underworld. Anubis was worshipped as the inventor of embalming and who embalmed the dead Osiris and thereby helping to preserve him that he might live again.

Anubis is portrayed as a man with the head of a jackal holding the divine sceptre carried by kings and gods; as simply a black jackal or as a dog accompanying Isis. His symbol was a black and white ox-hide splattered with blood and hanging from a pole. It’s meaning is unknown.

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ANUBIS (/əˈnuːbᵻs/ or /əˈnjuːbᵻs/ )  ;  is the Egyptian God associated with mummification.  Though once the foremost god of the underworld, over time he became specifically tasked with the process of embalming and funeral rites.  Being the adoptive son of Osiris, it is he who preforms the act of the weighing of the heart upon one’s entrance into the land of the dead, and thus determining the fate of the deceased.  One of Anubis’s most notable tasks was the guiding of souls into the afterlife, and in this the abandoning of those deemed guilty to Ammit.  His name is derived from the same root as the word for “royal child”, though it can also be determined to be closely related to the term for  “ to  d e c a y .” 

The signs as mythological creatures

Aries : Griffin ( Greek )
- a legendary creature with the body, tail and back legs of a lion ; the head and wings of an eagle; and an eagle’s talons as its front feet. The lion was traditionally considered the king of the beasts and the eagle the king of birds, the griffin was thought to be an especially powerful and majestic creature.

Taurus : Auðumbla ( Norse )
- a primeval cow ; Auðumbla’s name appears in different variations in Prose Edda manuscripts. In some legends Auðumbla licked man called Búri out of ice blocks.

Gemini : Huginn and Muninn ( Norse )
- two ravens that fly all over the world and bring informations to the god Odin ; Odin gave them the ability to speak.

Cancer : Rain Bird ( Native American )
- a bird who bought rain ; the rain is symbolised as the bringer of life by the Native Americans. The Rain Bird was also often drawn on some of the Native American pottery; it brought life by watering their plants and hence, giving food & water to the animals they hunted.

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Real talk about Reyes Vidal

I want to begin by saying that I love this character. I think he is one of the better written characters in Andromeda, but there is something off about him. He makes you feel that way about him because he constantly reminds you , as does everyone else, that he’s not a good man. I have no doubt that he genuinely has feelings for Ryder, but I don’t think it’s going to end well. I feel like he may have been the one to kill Jien Garson. a.) when you investigate her murder, you are told it was a man that killed her. check. b.) It had to be someone who woke up before the uprising, Reyes admits he was awake, but did not participate in the uprising. check. c.) the person that killed Garson is no longer on the Nexus. check. Not to mention that his code name was Anubis (the god of death/mummification), and the implications that has. Reyes has two other nicknames Shana(meaning mouth- he’s good with his…words) and Charlatan (someone who pretends to be someone they aren’t a fraud.). A lot of us look at Reyes as a man of the people, he freed them from Sloane and even gave up ruling in favor of an Angara ruler. He seems like a really great guy, but isn’t that the charade? Why he’s the Charlatan? For someone who wants to be somebody, he’s really avoiding being someone: a leader, an assassin, a hero.  Reyes is definitely a morally gray character, which is why I like him. Is he connected to the benefactor? Is he acting on his own accord? Who does Reyes Vidal want to be?

The signs as mythological creatures

Aries : Griffin ( Greek )
- a legendary creature with the body, tail and back legs of a lion ; the head and wings of an eagle; and an eagle’s talons as its front feet. The lion was traditionally considered the king of the beasts and the eagle the king of birds, the griffin was thought to be an especially powerful and majestic creature.

Taurus : Auðumbla ( Norse )
- a primeval cow ; Auðumbla’s name appears in different variations in Prose Edda manuscripts. In some legends Auðumbla licked man called Búri out of ice blocks.

Gemini : Huginn and Muninn ( Norse )
- two ravens that fly all over the world and bring informations to the god Odin ; Odin gave them the ability to speak.

Cancer : Rain Bird ( Native American )
- a bird who bought rain ; the rain is symbolised as the bringer of life by the Native Americans. The Rain Bird was also often drawn on some of the Native American pottery; it brought life by watering their plants and hence, giving food & water to the animals they hunted.

Leo : Bennu ( Egyptian )
- a bird who made himself into a deity and played a role in the creation of the world ; Bennu is often linked with the Sun, creation and rebirth. Its name is related to the Egyptian verb wbn, meaning “to rise in brilliance” or “to shine”.

Virgo : Callisto/Kallisto ( Greek )
- a nymph and follower of Artemis ; she and the other followers made the vow to remain as a virgin. Zeus disguised himself as Artemis to have sex with her. Hera recognized the affair when Callisto was pregnant. Enraged with wrath she turned the nymph and her child into bears who where set afterwards among the stars.

Libra : Sirin ( Russian, Greek )
- birds with woman heads who lured men into death ; According to myth, the Sirins lived “in Indian lands” near Eden or around the Euphrates River. They are based on the Greek myths about sirens.

Scorpio : Camazotz ( Mayan )
- a bat god ; Camazotz means “death bat” in the K'iche’ language. In Mesoamerica the bat was associated with night, death, and sacrifice.

Sagittarius : Pabilsaĝ ( Babylonian )
- a sagittarius-like creature / god with a scorpion tail ; he was a tutelary god of the city of Isin. The consort of the goddess Nininsinna, Pabilsaĝ was identified with the lost city of Larak. He was given the epithet of “the wild bull with multicoloured legs”.

Capricorn : Strix ( Roman, Greek )
- an owl that eats human flesh ; an ill omen ; with their long golden beaks they suck their victims blood. They have red wings, four black legs with clawed feet and round, yellow eyes with no pupils.

Aquarius : Anubis ( Egyptian )
- jackal-headed god associated with mummification and the afterlife ; He attended the weighing scale during the “Weighing of the Heart,” in which it was determined whether a soul would be allowed to enter the realm of the dead.

Pisces : Adarna ( Philippines )
- a bird that has healing powers, put people to sleep, and turn people into stone ; Adarna showed up in the book Ibong Adarna from the 15th century as an eponymous magical bird.

!! Some orders might be wrong. It’s my first post for the signs, so some of the creatures don’t fit to their zodiac signs and reversed :3 !!

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STORYTIME: A few months ago, when I decided to add DEITIES artwork to my eternally-WIP portfolio site, I realized that the best way to save gallery space, was to combine the pairs of colors tests onto a single canvas. Doing so helped condense the image count for that portion of my gallery and even tidy up some layouts, and I ended up liking the results!  

However, I debated for the longest time whether or not the updated color tests were worth posting again since… I’m essentially sharing fairly old artwork in a different format >> But then I figured ehh, why not. At least for this version, everyone can view their deity- and animal forms side by side, and this one can be directly linked to the blog from the start o)7

With that said, I did cut out a few details from some of them to make them fit, so anyone can view the original deity forms HERE and the animal forms HERE.

Additionally, all the character designs are being gradually “updated” as I practice drawing them. Their respective tags, along with a larger supporting cast of deities, can be found on the Characters page of the project blog.

At some point, I hope to revisit these and draw updated references and/or model sheet for the main cast. But until then feel free to view and share these early color tests, and thanks again for everyone’s continued support!

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For @hynpos2 week myth event: Day 3: favorite egyptian deity ➡ Anubis

Anubis or Anpu is the Greek name of a god associated with mummification and the afterlife in ancient Egyptian religion, usually depicted as a canine or a man with a canine head. Anubis assumed different roles in various contexts. Depicted as a protector of graves as early as the First Dynasty (c. 3100 – c. 2890 BC), Anubis was also an embalmer. By the Middle Kingdom (c. 2055 – 1650 BC) he was replaced by Osiris in his role as lord of the underworld. One of his prominent roles was as a god who ushered souls into the afterlife. He attended the weighing scale during the “Weighing of the Heart,” in which it was determined whether a soul would be allowed to enter the realm of the dead.

I don’t actually ship Geno/Death…but this kinda happened :/ silly little doodle. Reaper Sans would enjoy his job too much…

Eye and mouth opening ceremony, usually performed by the highpriest in an anubis mask - allowing the body to see and talk in the underworld

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Anubis is a god of mummification, and acts as a guide for souls to the underworld or enternal life - he weighs your heart against the feather of truth, and if it overbalances the feather your heart will be thrown to Ammut, a beast that eats hearts -dooming you to an enternal death.

reaper!sans belongs to @renrink

geno!sans belongs to @loverofpiggies

Pharaohverse belongs to @otherangela

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Hey everyone! Continuing my run for this year’s #Inktober challenge, where my theme is character designs from my DEITIES Project. These are my entries for days 11-20, and you can view the previous set of Days 1-10 HERE !

Also, I have a bit of bonus inks as well from the past couple weekend, that couldn’t fit in the photoset – some awesome Egyptian demons /o/

Since caption aren’t ideal for fitting everything, some brief information about each of the deities (and the bonus demons) is under the cut!

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Miniature Limestone Ceremonial Boat
Ancient Egypt - 18th Dynasty

Green glazed limestone ceremonial boat, with horned animal heads in the front and the back. The boat is shown carrying a removable mummy figurine, under the canopy. Anubis, the jackal-headed patron God of embalming who presided over mummification, sits on top of the canopy. Incised hieroglyphs on each side of the boat.

Important Gods & Goddesses of Ancient Egypt

Amun - the Creator God associated with fertility. Sometimes pictured as a goose, but most often represented as a man.

Anubis - the Necropolis God, connected with mummification. Usually has the head of a dog or jackal.

Bastet - War Goddess, has the head of lioness or cat.

Hathor - the Goddess of women; also Sky Goddess, Tree Goddess, or Necropolis Goddess. Has the head of a cow or cow’s horns, often with a sun disk on her head.

Horus - the Sky God. Has the head of a hawk, often with a double crown.

Isis - the wife of Osiris; guardian and magician. Often has the hieroglyph of her name on her head.

Montu - the War God. Often has the head of a hawk with a sun disk and two plumes on top.

Neith - the Goddess of War and Hunting. Wears a red crown or has two crossed arrows and a shield on her head.

Osiris - the Ruler of the Underworld, God of Dying Vegetation, and husband of Isis. Usually shown as a mummy, holding a scepter, and wearing a white crown with plumes and horns.

Ptah - the Creator God; Patron of all Craftsmen, including architects, artists, and sculptures. Frequently shown as a man dressed as a mummy.

Ra - Sun God. Has the head of hawk, often with a sun disk on his head.

Seth - God of Disorder, Deserts, Storms, and War. Usually has the head of an unidentified animal.

Thoth - God of Writing and Counting. Has the head of an ibis, often with a moon crescent. Sometimes depicted as a baboon.

Egyptian Gods/Goddesses Aesthetics: Anubis

Anubis was the dog-headed god associated with mummification and the afterlife. He was in charge of the weighing scale, where he would weigh the heart of the dead against Ma’at, who was depicted as an ostrich feather. He was often depicted in black, the color that symbolized rebirth and the discoloration of the corpse after embalming. 

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Egyptian Astrology

Ancient Egypt Astrological Signs Birth Dates: May 8 - May 27, June 29 - Jul 13
God/Goddess: Anubis
Role: God of death and mummification. Anubis is the “Keeper of Divine Justice” and was given the role of sovereignty of souls by The Gods.
Description: Anubis represents the Universal Principle of responsibility. The jackal-headed God was the protector of the dead, and conducted the soul into its final assessment. Because of his special position as guardian and guide at the edge of both worlds, the physical and the spiritual, Anubis was attributed with special powers which were taught him under the tutelage of The Goddess Isis. Anubis represents that aspect of yourself that remains objective, the Guard of Truth in the spiritual courtroom of your own Soul.
Appearance: He was usually portrayed as half human, half jackal, or in full jackal form wearing a ribbon and holding a flail in the crook of his arm.
Characteristics of People Under This Deity: Anubis people are very clever, perceptive and interested in others on a mental and psychological level. The quiet darkness of the night and at times solitude, often appeals to you. You have an innate passion of exploring the unknown, occult, and the immortal side of The Universe. With this nature and understanding of the dark side of the life of human beings, you possess a personality that can be rather unpredictable and at times a little disconcerting or unfathomable to others.
Ancient Egypt Astrological Signs Keywords and Qualities: Protection, power, comfort, direction, cunning, clever, sympathetic, and persevering.
Sacred Animal: Jackal, Dog
Compatible Signs: Bastet, Isis
Color: Black

“ mask of Anubis. ancient Egypt. Anubis is the Greek name of a jackal-headed god associated with mummification and the afterlife in ancient Egyptian religion. Like many ancient Egyptian deities, Anubis assumed different roles in various contexts. Depicted as a protector of graves as early as the First Dynasty (c. 3100 – c. 2890 BC), Anubis was also an embalmer. One of his prominent roles was as a god who ushered souls into the afterlife. “