I admire you and respect you for doing so. The thing is though I've always adored Anubis. I just love the Egyptian Pantheon, there is so much to their Gods and Goddesses that is unspoken. It's so nice to meet someone else who's worked with him. Although, I'm not entirely sure that it would have any bearing on the meaning of Anubis, mainly because he is referred to as a black jackal in the book of the dead and other Egyptian writings. Feel free to email me by clicking on my profile, then fanmail, and then the link that says "send Daughter of Maat an email." “After the fashion of Hollywood bad men, we sneaked through the deserted corridors of the Capitol. Even to get on his good side since my career plan is to be a mortician. I think you are right, it's a spirit guide, showing me stuff...why? Anubis can be a temperamental boy and does come across quite hand shy. You're more than welcome! Anubis, also known to the Egyptians as Anpu, was the original Egyptian God of the Underworld prior to the Middle Kingdom, when he was usurped by Osiris. A week or two ago I was astral projecting and Anubis and other deities appeared to me. Alright, I sent you an email but I'm not sure how this site works, hopefully you got it. I’ve been doing more research on deities and deity work. In the early days some of the more exuberant members wired the cat on a portable platform on the end of a pole and took it to the summer picnic and outing at Fond du Lac. This story by the late Bennett Waxse, who served as one of MPC’s president and was assistant editor of The Green Sheet of The Milwaukee Journal, was written for Once a Year, the annual press club magazine, in 1980. Honestly, I hadn't thought of the keen eyesight, but you are so right!! Anubis came into our centre after his … Should your form be successful, you will be invited up by a pre-arranged appointment to meet the cat. Anubis was depicted in black, a color that symbolized both rebirth and the discoloration of the corpse after embalming. Once you work with him, you will gain so much knowledge, and he too has healing abilities simply because of the work he did in embalming, and his closeness with Isis. Fighting my urge to back away has rewarded me with many, many lessons in truth and integrity. I marvel at the fact that there are still people who pay heed to these ancient Gods and Goddesses. I never knew so much about Anubis. Beautiful hub! I thought it was so inviting and positive, but when I've shown it to people, their reacts were ... well, not positive :-/ I didn't understand, but you've made excellent points about facing fears and that whole integrity thing. Have you had any encounters with him as of yet? I enjoyed my time with him, very much and am always annoy by the usual "dark" portrayal. “On the musty shelves of the Historical Society it would have been just another forgotten exhibit, but as the Press Club’s Cat it will live forever enshrined in the hearts of scholars and savants.”. Anubis is neither. Part of his challenge is facing fear and showing courage. Plus, I love that painting. If the cat disappears after hours and I don’t miss him, and he comes back, nobody could blame me. Melissa Flagg COA OSC (author) from Rural Central Florida on October 12, 2012: Well, I hope my hub helps you complete your project! Their symbols tell a lot about their characteristics. Anubis is my spirit guardian, he came to me after a divination and asking for my guide to come forward. You can find new, National Cruelty and Advice Line (7am - 10pm): 0300 1234 999, Animal Centre Mill Lane Martlesham IP12 4PD, reception.martlesham@rspca-ipswich.org.uk. A few evenings later he asked me to remain after the others had gone. I went into a store sselling various statuettes of differnt Egyptian gods and goddesses. You presented Anubis with the reverence and honor he deserves. In the game Katy Perry Rescue. He's good to me and cherish his lessons he has given me. As far as I know, Old Dud never worried about it or asked for its return, nor did I ever hear of any claim for it being made for the state. “Fifty years ago a Cat was stolen. Curtis argued and pled. We do think alike. Anubis determined which souls would journey to the Underworld by weighing their heart (the seat of the soul, or ba) against the feather of Maat (the Goddess of the principles, or neter, of truth, justice and moral integrity). If you prefer I take it off just let me know. I have done quite a bit of research on the Egyptian pantheon, specifically my patrons. There was an exhibit about mummies in my city and being a dumb five year old I touched pne of the open air sarcophagus' and the following night I was promptly met with a horrifying dream where Anubis spoke to me. Of course a culture that lasted as long as the Egyptians did, obviously knows something we don't. I think I might end up doing a hub on each God of the egyptian pantheon, seems to be pretty popular! I'm still guilty of that from time to time, as my husband has pointed out on occasion :-), I so totally agree!! Stuff like common sense, or what my husband says is common sense to me. But there is more to Anubis than meets the eye. The spirits, gods, saints, etc., associated with death are usually the most powerful. His standard of moral integrity is higher than the majority of humanity could fathom, but he’s not above teaching that integrity to those who wish to learn. He was waiting for Cody, to evaporate him in 5 seconds, but was defeated when a black cat was put down near him and he would turn to stone frightened. Melissa Flagg COA OSC (author) from Rural Central Florida on June 15, 2012: Why thank you iantoPF! Should your form be successful, you will be invited up by a pre-arranged appointment to meet the cat. Melissa Flagg COA OSC (author) from Rural Central Florida on January 17, 2013: @I Need of Help I feel your pain, unfortunately, not much is know about Anubis mainly because so much was lost when Osiris took over as God of the Underworld and Anubis became a minor deity. Melissa Flagg COA OSC (author) from Rural Central Florida on February 11, 2012: Thanks Kitty! Thumbs up! It’s a two-sided story and both deserve to be told. My problem now is I always think everyone knows everything I do. ... Good hub and well researched, just hope I haven't thrown the cat among the pigeons. He is the Egyptian deity of the dead; God of the burial rites and embalming process (mummification). Let me know if you find anything out! Bastet was originally portrayed as a lioness sun goddess. There is more to Anubis than just his funerary duties. I guess when he makes folk face their fears, they're not likely to look favourably on him :-). I have to say I am not disappointed. “Curtis laid his request before Fernandez, who explained that he didn’t own the cat; that it was the property of the state. Dale Hyde from Tropical Paradise on Planet X on February 09, 2012: That was the first time I had heard that word, "psychopomp". I'm very serious about him and I need all th help I can get. Jackals were seen frequently around cemeteries threatening to exhume the dead, thus they were linked to Anubis. All Rights Reserved. Have a great time building and developing it ~*~. I agree, the "dark side" (as most would call it) can be the most powerful, and they have an incredible healing ability which I have felt first hand. Not much is known to most people about Anubis prior to the induction of Osiris, so I thought it was worthwhile to share the fact that Anubis was the original Lord of the Underworld. I'll look out for your articles as of now. Such an amazing article. Working with him myself, I've learned quite a bit, all of which is more personal in nature than information you would actually find in Egyptian literature. The Egyptians believed this process could only be completed by Anubis himself. I learned at the time why it was moved from the rooms of the Historical Society on the floor above, but I have forgotten.