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date: 06 December 2022



  • Richard Gordon


Anubis, one of several local divine guardians of the dead in Egypt, originally in the form of a jackal, later as a human figure with a dog's head. As lord of the necropolis, he supervised embalmment, and conducted the judgement of the dead. In Hellenistic times, identified with *Hermes, as Hermanubis (Plut.


  • Roman Myth and Religion

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