The Anubis animal

a behavioural solution?

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It is proposed that the god Anubis was represented by an animal that is a synthesis of all the canid species that were known to the ancient Egyptians, and that this abstract form was based upon a shared behavioural trait that was deemed particularly appropriate for a mortuary deity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-24
Number of pages8
JournalGoettinger Miszellen
Publication statusPublished - 2008


  • canid behaviour
  • Anubis
  • Wepwawet
  • Egyptian religion

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