Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Wepwawet: Egyptian Wolf God of War?!

That's right, Folks!  There is an actual wolf god in Egyptian mythology.  At one time there were probably wolves in Egypt and there still might be today.  I don't know for certain.  His name're gonna laugh at this. 
Wepawet!  Get it?  We-paw-wet. 
Anyway.  It is common that he symbolized war.  However because of his symbolization for war, he began to symbolize death along with it, and soon became a funerary god much similar to the functions of Anubis.  Eventually the two became Anubis himself it seems.  His cult city is located in the city of Lycopolis in Egypt.  Interesting how the Greeks named that city.  Now we know where the word lycanthropy comes from. 
But now that I know Wepawet exists, it's time to start
This was some interesting Egyptian mythology trivia wasn't it.  I hope you enjoyed it.  Also note that if you research him, you're going to get different versions on what Wepawet really is.  Research him and Anubis and I gaurantee you will find more than one version and role and birth of that god.  Well that's all for this post.  Take care everyone!
May the gods of Egypt be with you all!
Starvix Draxon

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