Anubis

Anubis

[uh-noo-bis, uh-nyoo-]
noun Egyptian Religion.
the god of tombs and weigher of the hearts of the dead: represented as having the head of a jackal.
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Anubis (əˈnjuːbɪs)
 
n
Egyptian myth a deity, a son of Osiris, who conducted the dead to judgment. He is represented as having a jackal's head and was identified by the Greeks with Hermes

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Anubis
jackal-headed god of Egyptian religion, from Gk. Anoubis, from Egyptian Anpu.
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