ANUBIS Gods of Anger 2 Oz Silver Coin 5$ Niue 2019
Anubis is depicted as a black canine animal, a jackal-dog hybrid with pointed ears, or as a muscular man with the head of a jackal. The colour black was chosen for its symbolism, not because Egyptian dogs or jackals were black. Black symbolized both the decomposition of the body and the fertile soil of the Nile Valley, which represented regeneration and life. Therefore, this powerful black dog was the protector of the dead and ensured that they received their due in burial as well as accompanying them in the afterlife to help with resurrection.
Anubis was a central deity in all aspects of people’s mortal experience in his role as protector, and even accompanied the soul after death as a just judge and guide. Expert Geraldine Pinch comments on this, saying that “Anubis helped judge the dead, and he and his army of messengers were charged with punishing those who desecrated the tombs or offended the gods. He was especially concerned with controlling the impulses of those who wished to sow discord or allied themselves with chaos.
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Issuing Country: Niue
Weight: 2 oz
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