Anubis the Egyptian God of the Underworld – Gold
This unique jewelry specifically enchanted to help you be aware of your actions and live your lives while you are truth and honest to yourself and to your surroundings.
2.7 x3.5 cm - 1.06 x 1.37 Inch
The Anubis Amulet is a unique hand-crafted jewelry which adorned with the image of Anubis, the powerful ancient Egyptian God of the Underworld who was believed to conduct and guide the dead through the Underworld to judgment in the “Hall of the Two Truths”.
This chain was specially designed to remind us to be aware of our actions and live our lives while we are truth and honest to ourselves and to our surroundings, that when the day of judgment comes, we can stand proud and fearless with our hearts during the "Weighing of the Heart," in which it determines whether a soul would be allowed to enter the realm of the dead.
Anubis who associated with mummification and the afterlife, is one of the most iconic and mystical gods of ancient Egypt. His name appears in the Pyramid Texts and in the oldest Mastabas (a type of ancient Egyptian tomb), as the guardian and protector of the dead.
One of the important roles of Anubis was as the "Guardian of the Scales" in the Underworld when the hearts of dead souls were weighed before Osiris.
This Amulet is engraved with the image of Anubis, the ancient Egyptian God of the Underworld, who has a human body with the head of a jackal while around him are the scales of Truth with a heart in one side of the scale and the feather of Ma’at on the other side.
Judgment in the “Hall of the Two Truths”
In Ancient Egypt, it was believed that upon death, ones fate in the afterlife was determined by the weighing of one’s heart. The deceased heart was kept within the body during mummification so that it can travel with the deceased into the afterlife. Upon death, one entered the “Hall of the Two Truths” where the `heart’ of the soul was handed over to Anubis who placed it on the scales of justice, against the feather of Ma’at (the goddess of truth and justice), the feather of truth and harmony, on the other side.
If the soul’s heart was lighter than the feather then the soul was freely admitted into he fields of Aaru (the heavenly paradise, where Osiris rules).
If the heart weighed more than the feather, it was thrown to the floor where it was devoured by Ammit (a demon with the head of a crocodile, the torso of a wild cat, and the hindquarters of a hippopotamus), and the soul then completely annihilated from existence (There was no `hell’ for the ancient Egyptians; their `fate worse than death’ was non-existence).
A song from the Papyrus of Ani about a deceased, standing in front the scales of Truth, aware that she has not led a life as completely blameless as one might have hoped, implores her heart not to give her away.
O my heart of my being!
Do not rise up against me as witness,
Do not oppose me in the tribunal,
Do not rebel against me before the guardian of the scales!
You are my ka within my body,
The Khnum who prospers my limbs.
Go to the good place prepared for us,
Do not make my name stink before them,
The magistrates who put people in their places!
If it’s good for us it’s good for the judge,
It pleases him who renders judgment.
Do not invent lies before the god,
Before the great god, the lord of the west,
Lo, your uprightness brings vindication!
The Papyrus of Ani from Ancient Egyptian Literature: Volume II: The New Kingdom
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