EGYPTIAN DEITY: The Sons of Horus Contain Egyptian's Organs

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Canopic jars were used by the ancient Egyptians during the mummification process. They were containers that held the internal organs of the deceased before mummification. The jars had lids or stoppers that were shaped as the head of one of the minor funerary deities known as the Four Sons of Horus. It was the job of these four deities to protect the internal organs of the deceased. The ancient Egyptians firmly believed that the deceased required his or her organs in order to be reborn in the Afterlife.

The jars have lids in the shape of the four Sons of Horus. Imsety has a human head and guards the liver. Hapy is the baboon-headed son and was the guardian of the lungs. Duamutef had the head of a jackal and was responsible for the stomach. And, finally, Qebehsenuef was falcon-headed and kept watch over the intestines. You can find authentic jars in museums around the world.

The lids on our canopic jar reproductions are removable, but the cavity is very small. They are for decorative purposes only. These jars are Made in Egypt and are authentic style reproductions of actual jars.

Met Museum Image of ancient canopic jars

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