Anubis

Appearance:

  • Man with a jackal head
  • A jackal


Anubis was the god of embalming and the dead.
Since jackals were often seen in cemeteries, the ancient Egyptians believed that Anubis watched over the dead.

Anubis
Anubis
Anubis was the god who helped to embalm Osiris after he was killed by Seth. Thus, Anubis was the god who watched over the process of mummifying people when they died.

Priests often wore a mask of Anubis during mummification ceremonies.

Amun

Appearance:

  • Man with a ram-head
  • A ram
  • Man wearing an ostrich plumed hat


Amun was one of the most powerful gods in ancient Egypt.
At the height of Egyptian civilisation he was called the ‘King of the Gods’.

Amun
Amun
Amun was important throughout the history of ancient Egypt. However, when Amun was combined with the sun god Ra he was even more powerful. He was then called Amun-Ra.

A large and important temple was built at Thebes to honour Amun.