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Egyptian god, represented as a canine creature lying on a chest or as a person with the head of a dog (cf. also Upuaut of Assiut, Chontamenti of  Abydus). His name, jnpw, means ‘child’, a reference either to a young animal or a child of the royal house, which could mean Horus, the heir to the throne of Osiris. In Plut. De Is. et Os 14, A. is Osiris' son from a liaison with Nephthys. Other sources name his mother as Hesat of Atfih, who had the head of a cow. The most important area for this cult is the 17th Uppe…

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Grieshammer, Reinhard (Heidelberg), “Anubis”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 12 May 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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