| a n u b i s (embalmings) wrote,|
@ 2016-11-27 00:02:00
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FULL NAME: Anubis
NICKNAMES: Anapa (his mother), Barker (by the Greeks)
AGE: Ancient, vessel is 36
PLACE OF BIRTH: Lycopolis, Cynopolis
ROLE: God of the Underworld, Mummification, and Protector of the Dead
MARITAL STATUS: Married to Anput (formerly Bastet)
PARENTS: Nephthys & Osiris
SIBLINGS: Horus (half-brother)
CHAMPION: Remy Lemieux
• Charles Martin, born 1886 in Surrey, United Kingdom
• lost his wife to sepsis from an infected wound in late 1922.
• picked up taxidermy as a hobby at a young age, didn't make him popular in school.
• attended Cambridge for Egyptology.
• has an unspeakable love for bone broth.
• was appointed as the King County Coroner in Seattle, September 2016.
• also the new owner of Sealy's Funeral Home and is well aware the Men of Letters use it as a stronghold.
• still in search of the Book of the Dead as it is rightfully his/his Father's.
• has been in search of the Book of the Dead, the real one - not the many counterfeits, for nearly a century.
• texting is not his strong suit and he has no idea what a Hatchimal is, nor does he care.
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A jackal god born to Nephthys and Osiris, but raised mostly by Isis. Anubis has been around as guardian and protector of the dead since the Old Kingdom (c. 2686 – c. 2181 BC). He started as an independent deity, primarily tending to the dead and overseeing the funerary process himself until his father, Osiris, set out to conquer the world and simultaneously - took over the burial of the pharaohs some time during the Middle Kingdom. From then, Anubis' role shifted to guiding the deceased to his father Osiris and protecting Isis. During this time he was mostly independent (though briefly married to Bastet), and even sometimes helpful to mortals. He wasn't without vengeance, however, striking down those who tried to rob the dead and accompanying his father to battle.
When Osiris fell at the hand of Set, it was Anubis who helped Isis prepare his body. Osiris was the first body he embalmed, so that his father may be preserved and live again. His father's organs were presented to him as a gift; which Anubis then placed into canopic jars so that they would be kept for the afterlife. It was then that he forged The Book of the Dead - a guide for the Priests of Ancient Egypt to carry out the mummification process and included burial rites and enchantments for the deceased. Following the burial of Osiris, Anubis continued to protect his tomb from further attack by Set. The jackal-headed god fought mercilessly; branding Set while in leopard form with a hot iron, and flaying him - wearing the leopard's skin in victory and warning to those who dare desecrate the tombs of the dead. His ferocity, though rare, was enough to match the violence of Set.
After, the role of guiding souls was shared with Hathor and Anubis' official role became more specialized. He was transformed into a psychopomp and presided over the passage between two realms, he was the patron god of embalmers, mummifiers, and mortuary priests, and when someone died — Anubis personally guided them to the underworld and along the perilous pathways the dead had to travel before they reached the Hall of Ma'at. Anubis participated in the Judgment of the Dead, weighing the heart against the feather of truth and deciding the soul's face. All the while, he never abandoned his duty of guarding the tombs to protect the integrity of those who lay buried within them, even going as far as enforcing curses upon grave robbers.
In the height of Egyptian rule, Anubis had a female counterpart named Anput, who became his second wife. Together they had a daughter, who was the serpent goddess Kebechet. Eventually, he also became a patron of lost souls, including orphans.
When the Greeks began to bleed into Egypt, he spent time with Hermes, a similar deity to himself. And likewise, when the Romans followed —though their reach was far greater in Egypt— Hades and Thoth became close friends as they all faded in worship. Christianity was sweeping the globe. But it was nothing new to Anubis - seeing the rise and fall of Kings and Empires, wars started over religion and relationships. For the most part the Egyptians stayed out of it all, content to stay in Egypt with the small group of worshippers they had left - protecting their dead and their history.
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ABILITIES: Possesses your typical godly abilities including strength, endurance, and immortality. His primary dominions are the process of mummification, judging of souls, and protecting the dead. Can command mummies if need be, and arguably has some authority over zombies and ghosts. Has a golden staff with an obsidian jackal at the top, also an obsidian Khopesh sword.
Petrificus Totalus: able to temporarily inflict rigor mortis upon a single foe. the stiffening of the joints and muscles can last only an hour, or up to four whole days.
King Of Hearts: can rip the heart from your chest faster than you can say 'Kali Ma Shakti De.'
Putrification: as the patron god of embalmers; can turn the blood and bodily fluids into palm oil, or formaldehyde by touch.
Tour Guide: can help the dead cross over, communicate with the dead, and if asked, locate them.
Judge Judy: as Guardian of the Scales, he (along with Ma'at) determines the fate of souls and whether or not they would ascend to heaven or to duat, the underworld.
Mummies Alive!: plainly put, necromancy. though he doesn't do this often at all.
Who Let The Dogs Out?: not only can he shapeshift into an African golden wolf (jackal)/Doberman, but he's able to communicate with those of the Canidae family.
CONTACT: contact post
PB: Matthew Goode