1. An popular Egyptian god that is still worshiped to this day. Anubis conducts the people’s souls to judgment; he is widely known as the god of the dead. His duties range from caring for the dead’s bodies (He is credited with inventing embalming in the book of the dead.), transporting the dead’s souls, weighing the hearts of one’s soul against the feather of Ma’at to see how good or evil they are, to even protecting people while they sleep.
Like many Egyptian gods, Anubis has the head of an animal, in His case a jackel. This is thought to be due to the fact that jackels roamed the grave yards.
Prayers to Anubis have been found carved on most ancient tombs and modern day Pagans (those who feel connected to this god) often kept a statue of Anubis by their bedside to protect them while they sleep.
2. A super villain on Stargate SG-1, Anubis is a highly powerful and hostile Half-Ascended Goa’uld. He was seen as the most evil of them all, even by other Goa’uld even before he ascended and became ever more wicked.
1. Statues of Anubis aren't hard to find these days.
2. It is a shame that Anubis was killed off; I think he was one bad ass villian.
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