Anput

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Anput
Goddess of Funerals and Mummification
Symbol jackal, canopic jars, mummy gauze
Consort Anubis
Offspring Kebechet, Ammit (possibly)
Hathor, Pharaoh Menkaura, and Anput

Anput is a goddess in ancient Egyptian religion. Her name is also rendered Input, Inpewt and Yineput.[1] Her name is written in hieroglyphs as inpwt.[2] Her name is the female version of the name of her husband, Anubis. ("t" is the feminine ending and Anubis was known as Anpu or Inpu to the Egyptians). She was the goddess of funerals and mummification, the mother of Kebechet and possibly from Ammit also.

She was depicted as a woman wearing a standard topped by a jackal, or as a large black dog or jackal. Probably the most notable example is that of the triad of Menkaure, Hathor and Anput. She was occasionally depicted as a woman with the head of a jackal, but this is very rare.[3]

Mythology[edit]

Anput is a female counterpart of the god Anubis.[4] She is also a goddess of the seventeenth nome of Upper Egypt.[5]

Family Tree[edit]

Nun
 
 
 
Mehet-Weret
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ra Maat
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shu
 
 
 
Tefnut
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Geb
 
 
 
Nut
 
 
 
Thoth
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Isis
 
Osiris
 
Nephthys
 
Seth
 
Neith
 
Khnum
 
 
 
Satet
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Horus Anubis
 
Anput Sobek Apep Anuket
 
 
 
 
 
 
Four sons of Horus Kebechet

References[edit]

  1. ^ Caroline Seawright: Anubis, God of Embalming and Guide and Friend of the Dead...
  2. ^ Caroline Seawright: Anubis, God of Embalming and Guide and Friend of the Dead...
  3. ^ http://www.ancientegyptonline.co.uk/anput.html
  4. ^ Wilkinson, Richard H. (2003). The Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt. Thames & Hudson. p. 190
  5. ^ DuQuesne, Terence (2007), Anubis, Upwawet, and Other Deities: Personal Worship and Official Religion in Ancient Egypt, p. 20