Monday, June 16, 2014

The Original Sphinx: Anubis


It's too small. That's the problem that many see with the head of the Great Sphinx - the most important monument - at Giza in Egypt.

Proportionally, the Sphinx' head is much too small for the massive body that it sits upon.

Does this suggest that once, way back in antiquity, it originally had a different head?

Sirius is the dog star, so it would make sense that Anubis would guard the gates to the underworld.

The Sphinx was thus originally a monumental Anubis, the Egyptian jackal god.

Anubis sat surrounded by a moat filled with water - called Jackal Lake in the ancient Pyramid Texts - where religious ceremonies were held.

The exact size and position of Anubis were geometrically determined in relation to the pyramids of Cheops and Chephren and it was part of a pharaonic resurrection cult.

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