Saturday, December 12, 2009
Eventually, after hundreds of years, Anubis lost his job as the chief god of the dead, and Osiris got that job instead. Osiris was Anubis' father, and Nephthys was his mother. Which goes to show that the Egyptians had some very strange names!
Then later, the Greeks combined Anubis with their own god Hermes, and the result was Hermanubis. The reason they combined the two was because Hermes was a psychopomp, just like Anubis. At least that's what my sources said. Frankly, I thought Hermes was just a messenger-type god with wings on his helmet, but maybe he also had this psychopomp job on the side.
African names are also popular for basenjis, but that is a topic for another day.