Who is the Egyptian god of dogs?


In ancient folklore, the Egyptian god Anubis was associated with dogs. In cave paintings and literature, Anubis is portrayed as a tall, lanky man with a head resembling that of a dog, complete with a long snout and tall, lean ears. The name Anubis translates to “puppy” or “young dog,” which is fitting for this mystical being who was thought to be the desert jackal in human form.

Like many other Egyptian gods, Anubis is often portrayed as a deity that is half-human and half-animal. He often appears as a slender male with an ebony black dog head, which has sharp fangs, a long and slender snout, menacing black and beady eyes and long ears for exceptional hearing. Other times, Anubis appears as a black dog, bearing close resemblance to the desert jackal that he represents.

Although the color black is often associated with death or evil, Anubis was not considered the god of the dead. His role was to oversee the embalming and burial of deceased Egyptians and ensure a smooth and seamless transition to the afterlife. In ancient Egypt, the dog was associated with the concept of guidance, which explains why Anubis assumed the role of a spiritual leader.

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