god of mummification

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 .” 

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

Anubis info.

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.

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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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“ 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. “ 

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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Anubis - God of mummification and afterlife

Anubis (Ancient Greek:Ἄνουβις) is the Greek name of a god in ancient Egyptian religion, usually depicted as a canine or a man with a canine head, whose name was “golden jackal”. Son of Nephtys and Seth, Anubis is represented alongside Osiris next to the scale for the judgment of the dead.

Anubis: God of the Dead

Anubis is the Greek name for the god of mummification and the afterlife described in ancient Egyptian religious scripts. The Jackal-headed god is also known as Inpu, Anupu, and current translations of Egyptian texts peg the pronunciation as Anapa. He was the first god of the dead and mummification described in Egyptian history, and was once the most important, Osiris eventually replaced Anubis in prominence, though Anubis retained his role as in mummification and embalming.
Common imagery also has Anubis portrayed as judge of the souls of the afterlife, and would have been the god that witnessed the ruling of a person’s soul against the weight of the feather. Osiris also usurped the role as judge of the dead when he came to prominence in the middle kingdom, though Anubis still brought the dead’s soul to the scales. Anubis retained some prominence though as the original god of the underworld, and many depictions of parades had Anubis at the head.
The image of the Jackal headed god is striking enough, and his role as judge of the dead significant enough, that popular culture picked up on this deity’s role and used very loose legends of the god’s role to populate several current era movies and TV series. The Movie ‘The Mummy Returns’ has the heroes trying to stop a legion of ‘Anubis Warriors’ before they can conquer the world, where each warrior has the traditional jackal headed look portrayed in Egyptian artwork. The TV Series Stargate: SG1 features Anubis as a villain that ‘returned from the dead’ as a major threat to the main characters, using heavily ‘interpreted’ versions of Egyptian mythology to explain the origins of the character. Both popular portrayals used common knowledge of Egyptian mythology, but twisted them to make their plotlines work.
Egyptian mythology did not really need much embellishment, despite popular attempts to do so. Anubis was alternately the son of Ra in some Myths, but the son of Osiris and Nephthys in other mythology. This is where his role as the patron deity of embalming came into play. He ended up embalming his own father, and receiving his organs as a gift. When Osiris revived, he took over the role his son once held, in somewhat of a reversal of many myths, where the son takes over the role of the father.
Like the other deities of ancient Egypt, Anubis faded in prominence with the arrival of the Greeks, though he did maintain a strong presence until the fall of the Egyptian pharaohs. Anubis had temples and cults throughout the Nile delta and the necropolis at Saqqara seemed especially dedicated to the Anubis cult. Even as Egyptian culture eventually became subsumed by the arrival of a foreign religion, Anubis remained prominent enough that his worship persisted significantly longer than many of the other Egyptian deities. Anubis was enough of a striking figure though that even though Egyptian cults and culture may have gone by the wayside, you still see prominent figures of the Jackal headed god in common culture and in modern times.