Anubis, deity of the afterlife and judge of the dead, would kindly grant the blameless a new existence as immortal mummies, thus earning their gratitude and devotion. After many generations, she had amassed a sizable following, and they all marched at the forefront in her uprising. Sneering at the petty sun gods above, she gave her command: "Plunge this land into twilight."
Anubis is the Greek name for a jackal-headed god associated with mummification and the afterlife in ancient Egyptian religion. Like many ancient Egyptian deities, Anubis assumed different roles in various contexts. Depicted as a protector of graves, Anubis was also an embalmer. Anubis was replaced by Osiris in his role as Lord of the underworld. One of his prominent roles was as a god who ushered souls into the afterlife. He attended the weighing scale during the "Weighing of the Heart," in which it was determined whether a soul would be allowed to enter the realm of the dead. Anubis was depicted in black, a color that symbolized both rebirth and the discoloration of the corpse after embalming.