- the god of tombs and weigher of the hearts of the dead: represented as having the head of a jackal.
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Examples from the Web for anubis
As far back as we can see, Hathor is a cow, and Horus a hawk, and Anubis a jackal.History of Religion
The right half—“the well-deserved of Anubis, Usrtsn, son of Srtuy (?)”El Kab
Abydos was also the centre of the worship of Anubis, an animal-deity of the dead, the jackal who prowls round the tombs at night.History Of Egypt, Chalda, Syria, Babylonia, And Assyria In The Light Of Recent Discovery
L.W. King and H.R. Hall
Only the dog-headed Anubis seemed to stare and nod mysteriously.Under the Witches' Moon
Anubis was particularly worshipped at Lycopolis, Abt, and elsewhere.Myths and Legends of Ancient Egypt
- Egyptian myth a deity, a son of Osiris, who conducted the dead to judgment. He is represented as having a jackal's head and was identified by the Greeks with Hermes
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Word Origin and History for anubis
jackal-headed god of Egyptian religion, from Greek Anoubis, from Egyptian Anpu.
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