Anubis, who is part of the Egyptian culture, is known as the guardian and protector god of the dead, who led souls to the underworld.
According to legend, the judgment of a dead person was defined by the weight of the heart. If the heart weighed more than the "Feather of Truth", its body was devoured by a demon. If it were lighter, your soul could come back to life or have access to paradise.
The god is also associated with protecting the pyramids, mummification, and the afterlife. When people were mummified and embalmed, their presence was mandatory.
In Egyptian culture, in which anthropomorphism and zoomorphism are common, the god Anubis is usually portrayed in black with a human body and jackal head. The jackal was chosen because it was a protective animal where the dead were buried. In addition, he carries a whip on his waist, a cedar in his right hand and a key in his left hand, which represents life and death.
The name Anubis comes from an Egyptian word “inepe”, which means to rot or putrefy. The black coloration is due to the use of substances during mummification.
Definition of Anubis Tattoo:
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- god of the dead
- Life and death
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