The mystery of the Jackal-Head
Specific Purpose Statement: To inform my audience about the Ancient Egyptian Mythology.
Attention-Getter: My Grandfather’s Death. Credibility Step: My mother being always reading and knowing the history Egyptian Mythology and her collection of the National Geographic magazines regarding Egyptian history. Connect with the Audience: Traveling can open many doors. How many of you have traveled and learned new things? Sometimes just by learning about different cultures can help you understand with more depth, and compare it to your own culture. “Thesis”: The Historical mythology can help us understand why we see these jackal dogs in most Egyptian paintings. “Preview”: Historical background, what does Black Jackal symbolize “Transition”: What does the jackal symbolize?
I. Historical Background of the Jackal- Head “Internal Preview”: The Jackal Head is an Egyptian myth
A. Anubis ancient God named after a jackal head and associated with mummification and the afterlife in Ancient Egyptian religion.
1. The Black Jackals were domestic dogs and usually buried in the Anubieion catacombs
2. Egyptians identified Jackals prowling around graveyards linked the animal and the dead with Anubis
B. Anubis was the protector of the dead to their journey to the afterlife.
1. Guided the dead to “heaven” or “hell”
2. He was present when the king was mummified and Egyptians confirm he protected them.
“Internal Summary”: Anubis the God of the afterlife is known as the Black head jackal, or the jackal head. They associated him and describe him as half human and half jackal.
“Transition”: Now that I’ve have shared a little knowledge with you, I will go ahead and explain what the Black- headed jackal head signifies.
II. Symbolize/ Roles
“Internal Preview”: God associated with mummification and protection for the dead on their journey into the afterlife.
A. Journey to the Afterlife
1. Ruler of the underworld and protector of the dead
2. He would stand next to the deceased and their tombs or at top protecting it from any other gods.
3. Dedicated fate of souls
B. Judgment for the dead
1. Judges each soul upon its death and assigned it to his/hers designated place
2. Weigh the heart of deceased compared to an ostrich feather
3. If heart was heavier than the feather, the soul of the person would be destined to go to hell
C. Protector against other death gods
1. Ammut – the head of a crocodile front of a lioness, hind a hippopotamus
2. Would save you from going to the restless of eternity; hell
3. Osiris- rebirth
III. Why a Dog and Black “Internal Preview”: The