The Gods of Ancient Egypt -- Upuaut


Other Names: Ophios, Wepwawet Patron of: doors, especially the gates of the underworld.

Appearance: A man with the head of a jackal, or a full jackal.

Description: Upuaut means, "The Opener of the Ways." In war, he opened pathways for the armies to cut into the armies of their enemies, and he opened the doors of the underworld for the dead. He originated in Upper Egypt as a cemetery god, and was later transformed into the god of death proper. Each year at the Feast of Osiris in Abydos, a statue of Upuaut would be carried at the head of the procession. He is regarded as the son of Anubis.