Offerings for Anubis

Anubis’ sacred plant is the cypress, a tree that Greeks as well as the Egyptians associated with death and mourning. Cypress oil is a great offering, and burning it during ritual is very effective. He prefers strong incense, especially myrrh, cedarwood, and the traditional frankincense. Beer and bread is the standard offering to pretty much any Egyptian God, and He will accept it, but I’ve discovered that He likes strong liqueur, especially rum, much better. Cool water, the traditional Egyptian drink of the dead, is also a good libation. More than one modern Kemetic says He seems to likes spicy food and dark, bitter chocolate.

As a way-walker along the lines of Hekate and Hermes, He likes locks and keys. I’m told by a Kemetic that hematite, obsidian, and tiger’s eye are the stones He likes. His colors are black and gold, and in fact He is sometimes called The Black and Gold God. Since Sirius is His star, images of stars or other celestial phenomenon would be very appropriate. The number nine is possibly sacred to Him, as He was known for defeating the Nine Bows of Egypt.

But don’t forget to honor Him with Your actions. Honor the dead and your ancestors. Leave flowers on a stranger’s grave. Practice some kind of divination or magic, even if it is only privately. Support causes that help orphans and the homeless. Act as a guide to others in some way.

  9 comments for “Offerings for Anubis

  1. Hannah Paige Culverhouse
    August 6, 2017 at 4:16 pm

    THANK YOU SO MUCH
    I worship Anubis and Diana (which are two different pantheons and it’s weird but it’s what I do) and I found some stuff to honor Diana and small acts of devotion for her and stuff, so I thought I’d make her a little offering jar to take with me to college with stuff like honey and pine needles (because that’s what she likes) and I didn’t even know where to look for Anubis but HERE IT IS
    THANK YOU

    • August 6, 2017 at 5:53 pm

      You’re very welcome! I’m glad my blog is helping people out with their worship! That’s a big reason I do this. I’ve fallen behind on writing new posts because of Life Stuff (TM), but it’s still really nice to hear feedback like this.

  2. December 31, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    I just came across this blog and I wanted to thank you for writing this. I worship Anubis and Isis and your blog has been extremely helpful to me in adding to my BOS. Again, thanks a lot for your hard work!
    Blessed Be.

  3. Cynthia Faye
    April 1, 2018 at 4:49 pm

    Thank you so very much, Ive just chosen to work with Anubis and this was super helpful. Now to a wonderful jowith both he and Bastet.

  4. nadira
    August 29, 2018 at 11:10 pm

    Thank you. I do have a God Anubis image. I have wonder, what kind of offering to offer God Anubis Since he is the god of the decease. So I found it.

  5. Anya Rozman
    April 28, 2020 at 12:05 pm

    Thank you- I recently connected with Anubis’s energy. I more recently have been called to cemeteries and have a better understanding of why I am doing these things I am doing. His energy flows through me. I am honoured.

  6. June 22, 2020 at 6:43 pm

    Thank you sooooooooo much

  7. July 10, 2020 at 8:15 pm

    Is there a certain simple way to speak to Anubis like for him to appear in your dream or what not

    • July 12, 2020 at 2:50 pm

      There is usually no simple way, and you can’t “make” the Gods do anything They don’t want to. I can tell you that Anubis did not show up strongly for me until I conducted a public ritual for Anubis Going Forth to Visit Every Necropolis (usually sometime in high summer, say early August), when He went to every gravesite and cemetery in to world and can carry messages from the living to their Beloved Dead. I studied for a few months to prepare for the ritual, and His Presence was very strong during it. After that, He just sort of hung around, for a long time. I can say out of all the pantheons I have encountered, the Egyptian Deities seem to like high ritual the best. They lend themselves to complicated ceremonial magic quite well. That said, don’t be afraid to mess up. Just DO. Many new Pagans get so mired in a fear of doing things “wrong”, that they never do anything. Ours in a religion of practice. Just light some candles, have some offerings ready, and say a prayer out loud. Start today, Start imperfectly, and don’t be afraid to make mistakes!

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