Anpu in Egyptian also
In(e)pu, Imeut
Anubis (Greek) was the old caretaker of the ce- meteries. From circa dy- nasty five he was con- sidered to be the son of the solar god Re.
Later he was also con- nected to the vast Osiris cult as his son with the goddess Nephtys.
(See the Myth of Osiris). He was depicted as a jackal or a man with a jackal's head and was originally a local god from Abydos in Upper Egypt. He guided the deceased to the next life via the Court of Osiris in the Underworld. Embalming of the dead was a main task of his (without "competition" from other gods) and he was the subject of the mortuary prayers in funerals. His fame was constantly on top du- ring all periods of the long Egyptian history.
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