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May 14, 2012 at 12:51 PM

Egyptian god Anubis is on the move

A 26-foot statue of Anubis, the jackal-headed god, recently hitched a ride during the Opening Day boat parade, and he’ll be at King Street Station at 10 a.m. on Tuesday. Anubis, normally associated with mummification and the afterlife, is expanding his resume as an ambassador for “Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharoahs.” The exhibition of items from King Tut’s tomb and other important Egyptian sites opens May 24 at Pacific Science Center in Seattle; get tickets here.

Another important Anubis task: he manned the scale at the entrance to the afterlife, where he weighed the deceased’s heart against the feather of Ma’at. If your heart was lighter than the feather, off you traipsed to live forever. If your heart was heavier? It was eaten by Ammit the Destroyer. Just something to ponder on your commute.

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