Wepwawet

Wepwawet (Greek: Ophois) is one of the canine deities of ancient Egypt. He is often portrayed as a full jackal standing on a standard. In his anthropomorphic form, he is often depicted as man with a black jackal’s head (He gets confused with Yinepu/Anubis since they are depicted the same here).

He’s a war and hunting God. In some depictions, he carries weapons such as a mace and bow and arrows.

He is the God who opens the way for various things such as birth, ritual, the sun to rise, the deceased’s journey in the afterlife and the path for armies to travel. He’s a trickster and a magician as well as a solar deity.

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