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Old April 9 2009, 10:12 AM   #55
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Re: Lost 5x12: "Dead is Dead"

Well, they definitely showed Anubis tonight above the portal where Smokey exits.



Link to my previous post about Anubis being the statue.

Anubis has a "daughter" named Kebechet, which is a snake:

In Egyptian mythology, Kebechet (spelt in hieroglyphs as Qeb-Hwt, and also transliterated as Kebhut, Kebehut, Qébéhout, and Kabechet) was the deification of embalming liquid, her name meaning cooling water. Such liquid was seen as the child of Anubis, in the area where Kebechet was considered to exist, and consequently Kebechet was seen as his daughter.

As the deification of embalming, she was seen as the goddess of freshness and purification via water. She was the goddess of freshness and purification through water who washed the entrails of the deceased and brought the sacred water to Anubis for his tasks. She was thought to give water to the spirits of the dead while they waited for the mummification process to be complete. She was probably related to mummification where she would fortify the body against corruption, so it would stay fresh for reanimation by the deceased's ka.

Like all female concepts from the Ogdoad belief system, Kebechet was depicted as a snake with a body of stars, or simply as a woman with the head of a snake, although in rare instances she was pictured as an ostrich, which was representative of Ma'at (purity / righteousness). It is also said that she was the daughter of Anubis the god of mummification and it is said that Kebechet helped purify the mummies for Anubis.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kebechet

- She's connected to water and embalming fluid, and Ben had to "unclog the drain" so to speak to summon Smokey with the water for some reason.

- She's connected to mummification and reanimation, and Smokey has reanimated corpses.

- She's connected to maintaining purity and guarding against corruption, and Ben went to Smokey to be judged.

- She's a snake related to Anubis, which fits both the engraving and the general appearance of Smokey itself. Not a body of stars, but a body of dust is similar in appearance I suppose.
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