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Anubis

Egyptian God Anubis (also known as Anpu, Inpu, Ienpw, Imeut ) was originally the God of the Dead before Osiris took over his position. Anubis is often referred to as the son of Nephthys and Set or Osiris.

Representation of God Anubis

Anubis was represented as a black jackal or dog, or as a man with a head of a jackal or a dog. He is depicted this way to represent his position as the God of the Dead. He is seldom shown as fully-human but he is depicted in the Temple of Abydos of Rameses II as so. On the other hand, there is a statue of Anubis as a full jackal in the tomb of Tutanhkamun.