Secrets of Ancient Egypt: History of Anubis
Secret of Anubis - Ancient Astronomy
By WindBlowerTM

History of Anubis

He is thought to be a STAR
(or at least one of his character-like beings is)
Some believed Anubis 
meant, TIME.

The famously known Jackal headed god Anubis, is also known under other names (but they might not be representing the same concept or idea as Anubis). The history of Anubis date further back in time than Osiris, and he is most often seen with Thoth the god of Wisdom and writing.  

I took this picture at Abydos

Other Jackal Gods were
  • Input
  • Wepwawet (or Ap-uat)
  • from The Secret of Anubis

The history of Anubis is rather complex and very old, so old that even the ancient Egyptian saw him as being ancient from their time.

He might be hard to comprehend in our world today, because he is a mixture of light and darkness at the same time. He could to some extent be seen as the Angle of Death in Christianity.

What precisely Anubis means, has been lost to our historical records, because of its ancient background. 

He was the son of many different gods and goddess. As time would change, so would the people’s views about who was connected to who.

His connection to Osiris and how fare back he goes can be seen in the ‘judgment scene’ from the book of the dead. 

Anubis might even have more power than Osiris in this scene, in that Anubis/Duamutef is able to be active and is the ‘weigher’ of hearts, whereas Osiris is always seen in a mummified state – immovable.
judgment scene

Some of Anubis titles were:

"Foremost of the Westerners"
"The lord of the scared land"
"He who is upon his scared mountain"
“Ruler of the bows”
“He who is in the place of embalming”
“Foremost of the divine booth”.

Another picture that I took at Abydos.

The Greeks and Roman also choose to portray Anubis.

Anubis, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Input is said to be the female counterpart of Anubis – (She had her own cult in one of the Upper Egyptian nome’s).

Wepwawet (or Ap-uat) 

(An unusual name if you ask me -Reminds me of the Native American names back in their old days).
Probably the oldest known Jackal god in ancient Egypt. His name Wapwawet means “Opener of the ways”. (To me this character reminds me a lot of Tuamutef/Duamutef).

What do you know about The 

The Secret of Anubis

Duamutef or Tuamutef 
Is one of the heavenly sons of Horus, the heavenly sons of Horus are four together, and with their tree hidden brothers, they make up the Seven divine beings. They are said to live among the stars, as guardians of Osiris.

I have my own personal fascination with this creature, and my own personal journey, I adore him especially in the form of 

Tuamutef/Duamutef. My book ‘Secret of Anubis, the winter triangle’ is actually about this beautiful animal. 

He is a separate character from Anubis, and very vital to the Egyptian beliefs system. 

He was a guide for the soul.

In the start of the book you will get a quick introduction to Anubis, and some of his story from ancient Egypt. 

As you read on you will take another step into a parallel world of the ancient Greeks, and reveal a very visible connection between the character of Anubis and to that of the constellation of Canis Major, where Sirius is located. 

Sirius was the queen of the decan’s, and with her the new year would begin. If Canis Major is Anubis the good of the passing, then it would be most fitting that his nose would be that of Sirius – as they did not believe in death (that would have been Hell for them) they would be given life again.

It’s a book about the Seven divine beings, which stands behind the Constellation of the Great bear, as they guard the path for Osiris.

ISBN 87-991527-9-7

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  1. Egypt has a very bounty history in mankind. The history itself shared a lot of amazing things happened in the past.

  2. Dear Vacation Deals,

    So true!

    Karima - WB

  3. I decided to do some research and this is the results I got below.
    I personally think he was the god of "prayers"

    (West Asian mythology)

    The jackal-headed funerary god of Egypt. Before the rise of Osiris, the other great god of the dead, Anubis was considered the chief deity to whom mortuary prayers were to be made. He acted as the patron of embalming and guardian of the tomb.

    Another dog-manifested god was Wepwawet, ‘the Opener of the Ways’, who was regarded as a helper and guide of the dead. From earliest times the standard of Wepwawet was always carried before the Egyptian ruler in battle and afterwards at victory.
    A jackal-headed Egyptian god, the son of Osiris. He conducted the dead to the underworld

  4. Dear The Padrino Dot Com,

    You could also call him a god of ‘prayers’ but I personally would only say that this is a small part of his attributes.
    One of the things which are a little bit wrong is that he is Osiris son. This is where deep mythology show’s its own propaganda. The ancient priest in Egypt would change the mythological stories behind each god and goddess, so it would fit each priesthood as they wanted. Anubis/Anpu became the son of Osiris later on in Egyptian mythology, because some priest change it, they did so because Osiris meant more for them. But in fact Anubis/Anpu is much older than Osiris, Anubis/Anpu is mentioned in older text, than Osiris is, and where Osiris isn’t mentioned at all.
    He is really the son of Horus (Horus is much older than Osiris). Actually Osiris is the ‘newer/modern’ god in the ancient Egyptian mythology.
    Wepwawet is classified as the oldest form of the jackal headed god, the standard of Wepwawet is also a depiction of one of the oldest Nome’s (cities) in Egypt. And yes he was carried in front of Pharaohs as they went into battle, because Wepwawet contained more aggressive and battle like nature. – This could also be like the beings that guide soldiers who die in battle, here in northern mythology.
    Actually before the coffin text, back in the days of the Pyramid (pyramid texts) Anubis was said to be the son of Ra/the sun.
    The mythology tale of the Two Brothers is yet another fascinating insight to Anubis nature.

    Karima L.