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Posted 22 August 2008 - 09:32 AM
Question One: Who is Anubis's true mother, and father? Can someone dig though all the scrabble and find his real parents? When you answer please explain your reasoning.
Posted 22 August 2008 - 10:14 AM
According to one tradition, he is the son of Re and Nephthys.
The Greek writer Plutarchus, however, names Osiris and Nephthys as Anubis' parents,
whereas in the demotic magical papyrus Anubis' mother is Isis-Sekhmet rather than Nephthys.
Anubis' affiliation with Osiris can probably be explained as an attempt of the Ancient Egyptian priests to explain the relationship between Anubis and Osiris: both were closely associated with death and life after death.
In the earlier tradition of the Coffin Texts Anubis' mother is identified as the cow-goddess Hesat, whose principal cult centre was at Atfih. This tradition survived into the Late Dynastic Period, when Anubis was called "lord of the cattle" because of his affiliation with the cow cult.
In the same tradition of the Coffin Texts, however, the feline goddess Bastet is Anubis' mother.
This is quite likely to derive from the writing of the name Bastet with an unguent jar that was used during mummification
Judge yourself - it`s too late for a paternity test
Posted 25 August 2008 - 09:11 PM
Question Two: As many of your know Anubis is the god of burial rituals. However, do any of you know how he got his powers? I have heard many myths, but I find that there are only two versions that make sense. Anubis was the jackal headed god, he had big perky ears and a large bushy tail.
P.S. Thanks Joerg you're right on the money. You even knew the snippet about the cow cult!
Posted 30 August 2008 - 12:24 AM
Question Three: What is an Ankh? Why is it so popular in Egyptian mythology, and who was credited for its design?
#1 Answered by Joerg
#2 Still waiting!
#3 Your name here?