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Anubis

 

 

ORIGIN: Egypt

After Osiris was killed by Set, Anubis became Isis’s faithful companion as she searched for Osiris’s body. During the search, Anubis invented embalming and mummification: Osiris was the first mummy. Osiris' organs were given to Anubis as a gift. With this connection, Anubis became the patron god of embalmers: during the funerary rites of mummification, illustrations from the Book of the Dead often show a priest wearing the jackal mask supporting the upright mummy.

• He is the guardian of the door through which the deceased enter the hall of judgement.
• He leads the soul to the field of celestial offerings.
• He supervises the mummification process ensuring that it is ritually correct.
• He supervises the opening-of-the-mouth ceremony, the ritual which ensures reanimation of the soul.
Anubis opens the path allowing spirits and humans to travel between realms and will serve as a guide if requested. He will stand guard for you. Point his image in the direction of what must be protected or from the direction that danger will emerge.
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• Anubis guards the dear, protecting against grave robbing and desecration.
• Anubis may sometimes wear the mask of Saint Christopher.

MANIFESTATIONS: A black jackal or hound, a man with a jackal’s head.

ANIMALS: Jackal, dogs

EMBLEM: Bloodstained black and white ox-hide hanging from a pole.

SPIRIT ALLIES: Wepwawet, Isis, Horus, Nephthys, Thoth


Sources: Wikipedia, Encyclopedia of Spirits – Judika Illes