Anubis. (Yinepu, Anpu). Symbols: jackal, ox-hide hanging from a pole, embalming equipment, flail, flags. Cult Center: Heliopolis, Cynopolis. Das Ankh Zeichen war für die alten Ägypter das Symbol des Lebens (auch Anqet, Ptah, Satet, Sobek, Tefnut, Osiris, Ra, Isis, Hathor, Anubis. Anubis ' skin is often depicted as black, while jackals are typically brown. The reason is that the color black is a symbol of death, but also a symbol of the Nile's Symbols : The Black Jackal.
EGYPT 148 - AMULETS & SYMBOLS V - (by Egyptahotep) His symbol was a black and white ox-hide splattered with blood and hanging from a pole. Instead of dying, he was found by Isiswho then raised. The 'was' sceptre was also believed to be another type of magical fetish. A fetish represented the spirit to it's owner and acted as a means of protection on a journey, like an amulet or talisman. According to Egyptian mythology Nephthys had made Osiris drunk, drawn him to her arms without his knowledge, and gave birth to a son, the jackal god Anubis Fact 4 about Anubis: