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. 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. Despite being one of the most ancient and “one of the most frequently depicted and mentioned gods” in the Egyptian pantheon, Anubis played almost no role in Egyptian myths. Anubis was depicted in black, a color that symbolized both rebirth and the discoloration of the corpse after embalming. His female counterpart is Anput. His daughter is the serpent goddess Kebechet.
You are the light that leads me out of every dark tunnel and surrounds me in warmth when I step out of the shadows. You entered my heart and have touched my soul in ways I never knew possible. You are truly everything that is good in the world and more. You inspire me in every aspect of life. You radiate warmth into the deepest crevices in the world. You are my light. You are my happiness. You are my everything.