Nicole Page-Smith, 2015
Passages to the underworld are a common theme with Ancient Greek gods and some have stemmed from earlier times of history, they started with Ancient Egyptian mythology. A god such as Anubis was thought of as being a god of the dead, for he participated in sacred ceremonies of mummification. The pathway of the souls through the underworld was also the responsibility of the god, Hermes, for the Ancient Greeks and later a cult was formed of a god combining both duties, this god was named "Hermanubis". A gateway to the souls needed attendants and for the Ancient Egyptians, the afterlife was your sacred home and a Heaven for a weighted heart. Another duty of the god Anubis was to weigh the hearts of the dead, to see who was suitable for the afterlife. A big heart is weighted.