Anubis was regarded as the God of death. He is the oldest and most popular ancient Egyptian God. He was so highly regarded because he had tremendous power over not only their spiritual bodies, but their physical bodies as well when they died. Osiris later took over a lot of these myths as God of death. Anubis was actually a Guardian of the scales. He decided the fate of souls. In the Book of the Dead Anubis weighs the descendants heart against the weight of a feather. The feather represents truth, of purity. If the heart is heavier the person would be consumed by Ammit, a female demon and recycled back here. If the scale tipped toward the feather Anubis would lead the descendent to Osiris so they could ascend to heaven. How will your heart weigh?