Wepwawet, Wp-w3-wt [Wep-wa-wet] (Webwawet, Apuat, Ubuaut, Ubuat, Upuaut, Upwaut, Ophois), became a funerary deity in Kemetic (Egyptian) cosmogony. Wepwawet, originally a war god whose cult center was Asyut (Lycopolis, Cynopolis, city of the wolves) in Upper Kernet, became a deity representative of the winter solstice as Anubis (Jackal-headed god who assisted Aset [Isis] in the resurrection of Asar) and was a deity representative of the summer solstice. Wepwa wet's name means “opener of the ways.” Wepwawet was the opener of the ways in the south (Upper Kernet), whereas Anubis was the opener of the ways in the north (Lower Kernet).

Wepwawet's Mdw Ntr (hieroglyphs) have been translated as jackal, dog, and wolf. These translations have led to some of the confusion concerning Wepwawet's image. Mainly, ...

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