Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Fact of the Day: Anubis and Osrsis

Anubis was an important god in Egyptian mythology. His importance was great when it came to the after-life as he was considered the Lord of the Underworld, he would usher in spirits to the next world, and judge those if they were worthy to enter the after-life. However Anbis' importance faded over the centuries as eventually Osiris became far more important and even replaced him as the Lord of the Underworld. 

6 comments:

Pat Hatt said...

That one I knew. Go Stargate.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

There's always some young upstart gunning for your job, eh?

Christine said...

Interesting, sounds similar to Greek and Roman mythology

stephen Hayes said...

I've read that Anubis, the god with the head of a jackal, derived from people spotting wild dogs and jackals digging up bodies buried in the sand.

Martha said...

I guess his importance faded when the newbie came along.

Caro * said...

I love Egyptian mythology and this country is amazing and beautiful ! :)