Just a sidenote: I did some research on Anubis and learned that in later times, he was merged with Greek mythology as Hermes. This is particularly interesting to me as I have always had an affinity for Hermes as I feel I was born to be a messenger as he was.
Also, it is believed (and correct me if this is wrong) that Anubis also oversees those crossing over death and into the afterlife. I also have an affinity for this role. I often console those who face death, letting them know that it is but a blip, a brief transition to the afterlife which is eternal life. Death is nothing to be feared but in some cases to be welcomed.