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Anubis

Anubis
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Discovered By: TorinoGT


Additional Info from TorinoGT: Anubis was associated with the mummification and protection of the dead for their journey into the afterlife. He was usually portrayed as a half human, half jackal, or in full jackal form wearing a ribbon and holding a flail in the crook of its arm. The jackal was strongly associated with cemeteries in ancient Egypt, since it was a scavenger which threatened to uncover human bodies and eat their flesh. The distinctive black color of Anubis "did not have to do with the jackal but with the color of rotting flesh and with the black soil of the Nile valley, symbolizing rebirth."
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 TorinoGT captioned: Anubis 11 years ago
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