God Of Mummification Research Paper

explanatory Essay
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693 words

The God of Mummification: Anubis Anubis god of death and mummification son of Nephthys and Osiris. Anubis in ancient times was represented by a jackal a type of dog. Anubis is a god who determines your fate after you die. “Anubis does this by weighting your soul on a scale with a feather called Ma’at”. “If you have sinned you will be fed to Ammit the goddess of divine retribution and devour of souls”. “If the scale is light you will be sent to Osiris for an everlasting afterlife”.
“Anubis was charged to punish those who violated scared tombs”. “Anubis was the former god of the death after Osiris took his place”. “Before Osiris Anubis was the most important funerary god”. “Anubis attends to all mummifications of the deceased”. “Anubis was …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that anubis is a god of death and mummification son of nephthys and osiris.
  • Explains that anubis was the former funerary god of the death after osiris took his place.
  • Explains that anubis became associated with the greek god hermes and the jackal god wepwawet of upper egypt during the ptolemaic period.

“Anubis became the patron god of embalmers during funerary rites of mummification”. “New kingdom tomb seals also depicted Anubis atop nine bows that symbolize his domination over the foes of Egypt”. “The Egyptians believed that Egypt was the Centre of the world and that their enemies came from the four points of the world, the North, South, East, and West which led them to believe they were the enemies of Egypt”. “Furthest North was the Hittites who controlled areas in Syria and Asia Minor. To the South were the Nubians, who shared Egypt's southern border”. “To the Northeast were the Asiatic, who controlled territory in the Levant and the Near East. And finally, to the West, were the Libyans who controlled the land to the West of Egypt on the African coast”. “Anubis holds a flail in the crook of his arm”. “Anubis is lord of sacred land signifying the supremacy of Anubis over the desert areas where the necropolis was located”. “Anubis was the chief deity of the 17th upper Egyptian Nome in middle Egypt and its capital which Greeks called cynopolis or city”. “Input was the female counter part of Anubis although she didn’t share the level of importance she had her on cult in the 17th …show more content…

“During the Greco roman period Anubis was transformed in a number of ways and took up new roles as a cosmic deity reigning over the world”. “The ancient Egyptians believed that the preservation of the body and the use of sweet-smelling herbs and plants would help the deceased because Anubis would sniff the mummy and only let the pure move on to paradise”. “During the Ptolemaic Period Anubis became associated with the Greek god Hermes as the composite god Herm Anubis. Hermes was messenger of the gods, while Anubis was principally guide of the dead”. “Dogs and jackals often patrolled the edges of the desert, near the cemeteries where the dead were buried, and it is thought that the first tombs were constructed to protect the dead from them”. “The growing power of the Ennead of Heliopolis resulted in the merging of the two religious systems. However, Osiris was the King of the Underworld in the Ennead and he was more popular (and powerful) than Anubis”. “Anubis became the patron of lost souls, including orphans, and the patron of the funeral rites. In this respect he overlapped with (and eventually absorbed) the Jackal God Wepwawet of Upper Egypt”. “Anubis name is from the same root as the word for a royal child, "inpu". “However, it is

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